Republic of Ireland manager Colin Bell has a defensive crisis on his hands as his list of injured and suspended players lengthens.

On Saturday afternoon the team made the trip to Stavanger to take on Norway on Tuesday as they battle to keep their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup alive.

Diane Caldwell has received a suspension after picking up her third booking against Norway in Friday night's World Cup qualifier.

Bell's side suffered a 2-0 loss in Tallaght, they were a dealt a blow in the first half when centre half Louise Quinn went off with a fractured nose, she has traveled to Norway but remains a serious doubt.

So too does Harriett Scott, she was ruled out of the first encounter with a knee injury but Bell had been hopeful she might be fit for Tuesday's game. She too has traveled with the team.

Aine O'Gorman played full back on Friday and is expected to play a similar role on Tuesday. Megan Connolly is a potential option for the defence there as she plays there for Florida State University.

Claire O'Riordan replaced Quinn against Norway and acquitted herself very well despite her lack of experience as a defender.