Matt Doherty has not been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland's upcoming games with Northern Ireland and Denmark, despite not yet linking up with the squad due to a facial injury suffered on Sunday.

The Wolves wing-back suffered an elbow to the head in his side's 1-1 draw away to Arsenal and is expected to see a specialist in the UK today.

The rest of Martin O'Neill's squad have been training at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown as they prepare for Thursday's Aviva Stadium friendly against Northern Ireland and next Monday's final Nations League clash with Denmark in Aarhus. 


The Dubliner has been an ever-present for Wolves during their impressive start to the Premier League, scoring once and setting up two goals to help the Championship winners to 12th in the table.

He was named the PFA Fan's Player of the Month for September ahead of Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

With the return of captain Seamus Coleman, Doherty faces a battle to retain his place in the Ireland defence, having started his first competitive match against Denmark last month.