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Kelly ruled out for second leg

Updated: Sunday, 13 Nov 2011 17:07

Stephen Kelly has joined Leon Best on the sidelines for the second leg
Stephen Kelly has joined Leon Best on the sidelines for the second leg

Stephen Kelly is out of the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 play-off decider against Estonia on Tuesday night.

The Fulham full-back will miss out with a groin injury, although John O'Shea's recovery from a hamstring problem means he is likely to replace him.

Assistant manager Marco Tardelli confirmed Kelly's absence following training in Malahide this afternoon.

The Italian also revealed that midfielder Damien Duff was able to take part in the session despite returning from Tallinn with a rib injury.

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