BURNLEY midfielder Robbie Brady has earned a recall to the Republic of Ireland squad after returning from a serious knee injury.

Young Claret Jimmy Dunne has earned a first senior call-up following a successful loan spell at Scottish Premier league side Hearts.

The Burnley pair join team mates Jeff Hendrick and Kevin Long in the Irish party as Stephen ward recovers from knee surgery.

The return of Brady, who has ended a 10-month injury absence against Chelsea at the end of October, is a major boost for manager Martin O'Neill who watched him recently play for Burnley's under 23s.

Dunne's selection reflects his progress since playing regular first-team football in loan spells at Stanley and Hearts, after making just a couple of under 21 appearances for his country.

The 21-year-old signed a new long term deal at Turf Moor in the summer, he is one of 13 defenders named on the provisional 36-man squad list.

Ireland play against their Northern Irish neighbours in Dublin on Thursday, November 15 in a friendly match.

The squad then fly out to Aarhus to face Denmark on Monday, November 19 as they seek a first win in the UEFA Nations League.