Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni faces further disruption ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Germany and the Faroe Islands after suffering a double injury blow.

Central defender Sean St Ledger picked up a hamstring injury during Leicester's 2-0 npower Championship victory over Bristol City on Saturday, while winger James McClean reported a tightness in his groin following Sunderland's 3-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at Manchester City.

St Ledger will join up with the rest of the squad on Monday to have his injury assessed, but McClean will remain on Wearside for a scan.

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