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'No loyalty' says Andy Keogh as he fails to make Ireland squad

Updated: Monday, 26 Aug 2013 17:26 | Comments

Andy Keogh has been left out of the Ireland squad to face Sweden and Austria
Andy Keogh has been left out of the Ireland squad to face Sweden and Austria

Andy Keogh has revealed his disappointment at being left out of the provisional Republic of Ireland squad for the World Cup qualification double header in September.

Ireland take on Sweden and Austria in two make-or-break games that will go a long way to deciding if they will be able to book their place in Brazil.

However the Millwall frontman has been left out of manager Giovanni Trapattoni’s extended 29-man squad for those games and is clearly unhappy.

“Not even in the provisional squad, gutted, oh well might get called in last minute! #noloyalty,” Keogh wrote on his twitter account.

Keogh later clarified his tweet by saying he was unhappy at not receiving notice about being left out of the squad. 

He added: "Not moaning about being left out just gutted, lot of quality in the squad, maybe after Oman and NY a text or phone call would of been courteous!!"

Keogh was not included in Trapattoni’s initial squad for Ireland’s friendly international with Wales earlier in the month, however he and Yeovil striker Paddy Madden received a late call-up after several players withdrew.

Both players went on to feature against Wales from the bench, with Madden making his international debut, and while the former Bohemians striker has kept his place in the squad, there is no room for Keogh.

Former Leeds frontman Keogh has enjoyed a solid start to the season with Championship strugglers Millwall and it was his late penalty that gave the Lions a 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Ireland World Cup qualifier squad: Forde, Westwood, Randolph, O’Shea, O’Brien, St Ledger, Wilson, Coleman, Kelly, O’Dea, Clark, Dunne, McShane, Whelan, McCarthy, Green, Hendrick, McGeady, Pilkington, McClean, Brady, Meyler, Hoolahan, Long, Keane, Sammon, Walters, Madden, Cox

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