Roy Keane has been named in Ireland’s squad for a series of forthcoming friendlies although the Manchester United skipper is still nursing injuries and there remains a possibility that his long-awaited return to the international team will be put back once again.

Keane, 32, had been due to retur to play for Ireland after a two-year hiatus in a friendly in Poland last month, but withdrew from the squad with a hamstring injury.

Ireland face Romania match, Nigeria and Jamaica, before travelling to Amsterdam to take on Holland. Keane will not play in those last three matches due to personal commitments.

Goalkeepers: Shay Given (Newcastle United), Nick Colgan (Hibernian), Paddy Kenny (Sheffield United)
Defenders: Alan Maybury (Hearts), Steve Finnan (Liverpool), Kenny Cunningham (Birmingham City), Andy O’Brien (Newcastle United), Gary Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Gary Breen (Sunderland), Clive Clarke (Stoke City), Matt Holland (Charlton Athletic), Jonathan Douglas (Blackburn), John O’Shea (Manchester United)
Midfielders: Liam Miller (Celtic), Roy Keane (Manchester United), Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest), Martin Rowlands (Queens Park Rangers), Mark Kennedy (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Michael Doyle (Coventry City), Steven Reid (Blackburn Rovers), Alan Quinn (Sheffield Wednesday), Rory Delap (Southampton), Stephen McPhail (Leeds United), Mark Kinsella (West Bromwich Albion), Jason McAteer (Sunderland)
Forwards: Graham Barrett (Coventry City), Robbie Keane (Tottenham Hotspur), Aidan McGeady (Celtic), Alan Lee (Cardiff City), David Connolly (West Ham), Clinton Morrison (Birmingham City)

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