Sunderland midfielder David Meyler has been called into the Republic of Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Germany and the Faroe Islands.

The 23-year-old was drafted in as manager Giovanni Trapattoni awaited news of a scan on the thigh muscle Wolves striker Kevin Doyle suffered in training on Friday morning.

A spokesman for the Football Association of Ireland said: "David Meyler has been called up to Giovanni Trapattoni's squad to face Germany in Aviva Stadium on October 12 and the Faroe Islands in Torsvrllur Stadium, Torshavn on October 16."

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