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Injured Forde could miss Wales clash

Updated: Monday, 05 Aug 2013 22:45 | Comments

David Forde has made the Ireland No.1 jersey his own throughout the World Cup qualifying campaign
David Forde has made the Ireland No.1 jersey his own throughout the World Cup qualifying campaign

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper David Forde could miss out on the upcoming international clash with Wales after picking up a knee injury.

The Ireland number received the knock playing for Millwall in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Yeovil at The Den and could be ruled out for a few weeks.

Millwall Physio Bobby Bacic told millwallfc.co.uk: "David is going for a scan today so that we can get a better idea of what the injury is and we will take it from there.”

Sunderland keeper Keiren Westwood could reclaim the Ireland jersey for the trip to Wales should Forde miss out.

Westwood is competing with new Sunderland signing Vito Mannone for the number one jersey at The Stadium of Light after Simon Mignolet moved to Liverpool.

Darron Randolph is another challenging Forde and Westwood for the Ireland goalkeeper jersey.

The former Motherwell keeper made his competitive debut for new club Birmingham City on Saturday, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 defeat to Watford.

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