Rovers captain Darragh Lenihan has been added to the Republic of Ireland squad.

It comes after the 3-0 defeat to England on Thursday night where Sheffield United’s John Egan was forced off with concussion just 14 minutes into the Wembley friendly.

Captain Seamus Coleman had already been ruled out of the match with an injury, with Enda Stevens having withdrawn from the squad last weekend.

Ireland’s defensive options were also decimated by the quadricep injury sustained by Rovers defender Derrick Williams in the 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough.

The 27-year-old was set to be called up to the squad by Stephen Kenny, only for injury to rule him out, with scans showing a grade two strain which will keep him out of action for around three weeks.

Williams was in the Ireland squad for their three October fixtures, only to be withdrawn after being forced to self-isolate.

Roves captain Lenihan was also supposed to be in the October squad, only to miss the Cardiff City match before the break with a knee injury which ruled him out of selection. But he has now got the call ahead of the remaining two matches of the international break.

Lenihan has won two caps for his country, the last of those coming against Northern Ireland in November 2018.

The positive for Rovers is that the 25-year-old won’t have far to travel, with Ireland travelling to Wales on Sunday for a Nations League qualifier before hosting Bulgaria on Wednesday, November 18.

That will allow him to be back at Rovers for the next round of Covid-19 testing which takes place on November 19, two days before their return to action at Luton Town.

Ryan Nyambe (Namibia) and Harvey Elliott (England Under-19s) are the two other players on international duty, with Thomas Kaminski currently self-isolating in Belgium after recording a positive Covid test following his call-up by the Red Devils.

The Irish camp has had positive Covid tests in each of the last two international breaks.

Preston midfielder Alan Browne became the latest player to test positive for coronavirus on Friday.

The 25-year-old, who played the full 90 minutes in a 3-0 defeat at Wembley, has not been isolated from the rest of the squad ahead of the Nations League trip to Wales on Sunday and the home clash with Bulgaria which follows it with no member of the party having been identified as a close contact.

Browne's positive test was confirmed by the Football Association of Ireland on Friday morning. West Brom striker Callum Robinson missed the England game after also testing positive.

Josh Cullen, Jason Knight and Ciaran Clark have also been added to the squad, while Ryan Manning and Jack Byrne will join up with the squad as planned this evening.