Norwich City talisman Wes Hoolahan suffers injury scare ahead of Euro 2016 qualifier

Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan was denied by Brighton's David Stockdale in the first half of C

Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan was denied by Brighton's David Stockdale in the first half of City's Good Friday Championship trip to the south coast. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City's talisman Wes Hoolahan suffered an injury scare in the build up to the Republic of Ireland's vital Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland on Sunday.

Hoolahan has been in sparkling form during the Canaries' recent Championship promotion push but the midfielder hobbled away from training on Wednesday with Martin O'Neill's squad amid fears he had damaged his left foot.

The Dubliner is tipped to make his second start of the qualifying campaign against Group D leaders Poland and assistant boss Roy Keane is confident Hoolahan will be passed fit.

'I think he's okay,' said Keane. 'When you're having games and places are up for grabs, players are going to get knocked in training. It's not chess we're playing. It's a tough game and obviously Wes has done well for us when he has come in, for myself and Martin. Hopefully he'll have a role to play. I'm sure we'll gauge it over the next few days. The players know that there are places up for grabs and it's up to them over the next few days to take that opportunity. I'm sure, if Wes starts, he won't let us down. He never has.'

City chief Alex Neil was braced for an anxious wait with a number of his squad on international duty ahead of the Canaries' Championship finale.

'I'll probably put a few calls in and try to get limited game time but those managers will do what they want to do,' said Neil, prior to the exit of his international brigade. 'The one thing you always risk is when they go away they pick up unnecessary injuries and they are not representing us, which can be frustrating, so you just hope they all come back with a clean bill of health and they are ready to go for the next batch of games.

'If I do have those discussions it will be between me and the national manager and we'll see where we go from there.'

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