Manchester City defender Megan Campbell returns to Ireland women's squad for their crucial UEFA European Championship qualifier against Germany at Tallaght Stadium.

Campbell is back in the squad for the first time since October 2019 after recovering from a long-term hip injury. 

Injury rules out midfielder Megan Connolly, while Hayley Nolan and Alli Murphy are considered close contacts following a Covid case at London City Lionesses.

Kyra Carusa is unable to travel into Ireland due to Coviod protocols in Denmark.

The squad will meet on Sunday at the FAI National Training Centre for what is the final game in this Group for Pauw's team.

Germany have already been confirmed as Group I winners, which means that the runner-up spot and a Qualifying play-off is now between second-placed Ireland (13 points) and third-placed Ukraine (12 points).

Ireland will host Germany on Tuesday 1 December while Ukraine play Montenegro.

Pauw's team currently hold a better goal difference so they need to equal or better Ukraine's result in order to seal second spot, however Germay have a 100% record so far and have yet to concede a single goal.

Ireland squad:

Goalkeepers: Marie Hourihan, Courtney Brosnan, Grace Moloney, Niamh Reid-Burke

Defenders: Harriet Scott, Keeva Keenan, Claire Walsh, Louise Quinn , Diane Caldwell, Claire O'Riordan, Megan Campbell, Eabha O'Mahony, Isibeal Atkinson, Aine O'Gorman

Midfielders: Niamh Fahey, Jamie Finn, Denise O'Sullivan, Niamh Farrelly, Ruesha Littlejohn, Ellen Molloy, Jessica Ziu, Emily Whelan

Forwards: Katie McCabe, Heather Payne, Leanne Kiernan, Amber Barrett, Rianna Jarrett