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Shane Long left out of Ireland squad due to lack of game time at Saints

REPUBLIC of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny says Shane Long will be on “stand-by” for the Boys In Green after leaving him out of his latest squad.

Long, who has played 85 times for his country, is not set to feature in Ireland’s clashes with England, Wales and Bulgaria later this month.

Kenny put Long’s omission down to a lack of game time at Saints this season, but says he had spoken with the Tipperary-born frontman.

Long had started and played 74 minutes of…

Dan Rose

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