Robbie Brady is an injury concern for Ireland manager Stephen Kenny ahead of next month's Euro 2020 play-off clash with Slovakia after the midfielder was forced off the pitch before half-time in Burnley's 4-2 defeat to Leicester on Sunday.

The Dubliner picked up a rib injury during the recent international window and while Brady was fit enough to start Sunday's Premier League opener, he received a knock during the opening period and was substituted in the 40th minute.

Ireland will play their play-off match in Bratislava in just over two weeks' time on 8 October, and Brady will need to prove his fitness ahead of the game to have a chance of inclusion.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche said that Brady has been unlucky with injuries and decided to take him off early to make sure that the injury did not get any worse.

"With Robbie, we think it's bruised ribs and they can be sore," said Dyche following the game.

"He’s been carrying it since being away with the national side, and unfortunately got a bang on it again tonight, so we made that decision early.

"It's a shame for him because he’s had a tough one with injuries, so we’ll see how that settles down, but it’s another challenge."

Jimmy Dunne looking to stop Leicester danger man Jamie Vardy

Jimmy Dunne made his Premier League debut for Burnley in the defeat, partnering fellow Ireland international Kevin Long in the centre of defence.

And while it was a disappointing result for the Lancashire side and the defence letting Leicester score four times, Dunne did manage to get himself on the scoresheet as he reduced the deficit to 3-2 with his goal in the 73rd minute.

His manager praised his performance following the game, saying that the Dundalk native did well in his first game in England's top flight.

"He is a young centre-half who has come a long way in recent years and to be out there in the Premier League is brilliant," said Dyche.

"It's a tough position to learn the game and it does often come later to centre backs, but he did well tonight.

"It’s a tough night defensively in terms of goals, but he stuck at it and nicked himself a really good goal too, so we are delighted for him."

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