Republic of Ireland striker Aaron Connolly has been ruled out of the upcoming England, Wales and Bulgaria games through injury, while Callum Robinson has been confirmed as the Covid-19 positive case revealed last night.

Connolly will miss the three matches due to an injury sustained in training on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Brighton striker, who missed last month's crucial Euro 2020 play-off semi-final in Slovakia, has been replaced in the squad by Preston’s Sean Maguire.

Connolly had been selected to start in Bratislava when it emerged that he and fellow striker Adam Idah, who was due to be among the substitutes, had been sitting too close to a member of staff who had to self-isolate after returning a positive result for coronavirus.

It later emerged that the pair, who had moved seats on the plane, could have been involved after all when it was revealed that the test had yielded a false positive.

However, four more players were withdrawn from the squad on its return to Dublin following a positive test in the camp, and the issue raised its ugly head once again this week when the FAI confirmed that a member of the current party, confirmed on Wednesday as Robinson, had suffered the same fate.

Swansea City's Ryan Manning has been called up in place of Robinson and will link up with the squad ahead of the Nations League meeting with Wales on Sunday.