U21 | Preparations continue for Italy game
On Friday, Italy's game away to Iceland was postponed due to COVID-19 positivity of two players and a staff member but they have since returned to Italy and are working with health authorities to assess the status of their squad.
The Ireland squad & staff were tested before arriving into Johnstown House, Enfield for a four-day training stint then again during that camp and will be tested on Saturday. They have been following HSE, Government & UEFA protocols.
In team news, Neil Farrugia did not travel with the squad due to a hamstring injury.
Republic of Ireland Under-21 Squad
Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Rochdale, on loan from Manchester City), Ed McGinty (Sligo Rovers)
Defenders: Nathan Collins (Stoke City), Darragh Leahy (Dundalk), Conor Masterson (Queens Park Rangers), Conor McCarthy (St. Mirren), Danny McNamara (St Johnstone, on loan from Millwall), Lee O’Connor (Tranmere Rovers, on loan from Celtic), Thomas O’Connor (Southampton), Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion), Liam Scales (Shamrock Rovers)
Midfielders: Conor Coventry (West Ham United), Will Ferry (Southampton), Jason Knight (Derby County), Daniel Mandroiu (Bohemians), Connor Ronan (Grasshopper Zurich, on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers), Will Smallbone (Southampton), Jack Taylor (Peterborough United)
Forwards: Jonathan Afolabi (Dundee, on loan from Celtic), Zach Elbouzedi (Lincoln City), Joshua Kayode (Carlisle United, on loan from Rotherham United), Michael Obafemi (Southampton)
UEFA Under-21 European Championship Qualifier - Group 1
Italy v Republic of Ireland
Tuesday, October 13
Arena Garibaldi, Pisa
KO 17:00 (Irish Time)