Rovers' Irish trio of defenders have all missed out on selection for a Dublin double-header next month, despite being named in the provisional squad.

Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams and Greg Cunningham, who have all played their part in helping Rovers to three consecutive clean sheets in the Championship, were named in Mick McCarthy's provisional squad earlier this month.

However, the Irish boss has now chopped 15 names from that squad ahead of a Euro 2020 qualifier with Switzerland and friendly against Bulgaria.

The Rovers trio are among the players to be cut and they will now stay at Rovers for the duration of the two week international break which follows tomorrow's game at West Bromwich Albion.

“I named a 40-man provisional squad a fortnight ago because so many of the players had yet to play for their clubs but thankfully that situation has improved dramatically since then,” McCarthy said.

Loanee Cunningham is the most capped of the three, with four caps to his name, but despite several call-ups, the 28-year-old hasn't played for his country since 2013.

Lenihan meanwhile has two caps, both in 2018, while Williams has made one appearance.

Jayson Leutwiler, part of Canada's Gold Cup squad this summer, is also missing his country's double-header with Cuba next month which means that Northern Ireland midfielder Corry Evans will be the club's sole representative on international.

The 28-year-old, capped 52 times, will look to play his part in home games against Luxembourg (September 5) and Germany (September 9).