Republic of Ireland goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly has opted to sit out this week's Nations League camp for the Bulgaria game due to health reasons.  

Kelly, who is asthmatic, decided to remain in the UK following last week's fixtures against England and Wales rather than fly into Dublin for the build-up to the Bulgaria game on Wednesday. 

"I opted to stay behind and return home when the team flew to Dublin on Monday," Kelly said in a statement released by the FAI.

"This is a personal decision as I am asthmatic.

"This is a very trying time for everyone in football during the pandemic and I have had to take this decision with my own health in mind.

"I want to wish Stephen Kenny, his players and staff the very best of luck for Wednesday night against Bulgaria."

The 52-year-old Kelly represented Ireland 34 times between 1993 and 2002 and was a member of the Irish squad at the 1994 and 2002 World Cups.