Jeff Hendrick has handed Martin O'Neill an injury boost after a scan a positive result on his glute / lower back problem.

The Burnley midfielder should be fit to start in the World Cup play-off against Denmark on Saturday. 

Hendrick was substituted during his club’s Premier League win over Southampton after 65 minutes on Saturday after sustaining the injury.

He again sat out training today but is expected to take part in a fitness session this afternoon.

Left-back Stephen Ward has also resumed light training after sitting out yesterday's session. 

 

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