Brian Kerr has called up Alan Maybury and Joe Murphy for the Republic of Ireland's friendly clash with the Czech Republic next week.

Hearts' Maybury is called up for the first time in a year, replacing the injured Liverpool defender Steve Finnan. West Brom goalkeeper Murphy comes in for injured Hibs net-minder Nicky Colgan, joining Sheffield United's Paddy Kenny as back-up for Shay Given.

Ireland take on the Czechs in Lansdowne Road on Wednesday, March 31.

Filed by Johnny Proby