Callum Robinson overcame an injury scare to start Ireland's vital Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium, kick-off 7:45pm.

The Sheffield United man had sat out training on Wednesday as a result of a tight leg muscle, however, the forward, who will likely start on the right flank, has been passed fit and takes his place in the team.

Mick McCarthy was worried about the match-fitness of several midfielders in the weeks building up to the game, however, the manager is convinced that Glenn Whelan, Jeff Hendrick and Conor Hourihane are all match ready and the trio start in the middle of the park this evening.

Seamus Coleman will again captain the side and the Everton defender will play on the right side of central duo Shane Duffy and Richard Keogh, while Enda Stevens begins at left-back.

James McClean’s Stoke City are languishing at the foot of the English Championship, however, there was never really a doubt that the passionate winger would start this European game.

McClean will line out on the left of the three along with the aforementioned Robinison and fellow Blade David McGoldrick.

Darren Randolph, as expected, starts in goal for Ireland, while Jack Byrne was the unfortunate player who  missed out on a place in the matchday 23.

The Shamrock Rovers attacking midfielder is expected to play some part in Tuesday’s friendly against Bulgaria.

Switzerland, of course, are missing talisman Xherdan Shaqiri, who pulled out of the squad to focus on his Liverpool career, but Vladimir Petkovic named a formidable unit to take on Ireland.

Breel Embolo will lead the line in place of Shaqiri, while Arsenal's Granit Xhaka captains the side.

Ireland: Darren Randolph; Seamus Coleman (capt), Richard Keogh, Shane Duffy, Enda Stevens; Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourihane, Jeff Hendrick; James McClean, Callum Robinson, David McGoldrick

Switzerland: Yann Sommer; Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Fabian Schar; Ricardo Rodríguez; Denis Zakaria, Granit Xhaka (capt), Remo Freuler, Kevin Mbabu; Breel Embolo, Haris Seferovic