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Football | Randolph to miss Serbia clash
Darren Randolph has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland's upcoming World Cup 2022 qualifier against Serbia.
The West Ham goalkeeper will miss the match in Belgrade on March 24th due to a hip injury, Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has confirmed.
Randolph, 33, sustained the injury in the Hammers' 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League.
"We have some injury problems in goal," Kenny said, in quotes reported by RTE.
"I've been speaking to Darren over the last few days and West Ham have shut him down at the moment.
"He played recently and started the game really well but the defenders had to take the kickouts in the second half (against City) and that's very unfortunate.
"He's had a kicking issue for a while. Initially a thigh injury and then a hip injury. It's caused him a lot of anguish. Darren won't be fit to be selected for the camp."
The Boys in Green are also without John Egan, James McCarthy and James McClean for next week's trip to Serbia.
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