Clinton gets Ireland call-up

Last updated : 02 October 2003 By Brian Cartlidge

Morrison, whose only first team start so far this season was in the Carling Cup defeat at Blackpool, has been named in Ireland boss Brian Kerr's 22-man squad for the vital game with the Swiss in Basel on October 11th.

Defender Kenny Cunningham is not included in the squad, however, he was booked in the Republic's last group ten qualifier against Russia at Landsdowne Road and will be serving a one match ban.

ROI: Given (Newcastle), Breen (Sunderland), Carr (Tottenham), Carsley (Everton), Colgan (Stockport), Connolly (West Ham), Doherty (Tottenham), Duff (Chelsea), Finnan (Liverpool), Harte (Leeds), Healey (Sunderland), Holland (Charlton), Kavanagh (Cardiff), Keane (Tottenham), Kilbane (Everton), Kinsella (Aston Villa), McPhail (Nottingham Forest), Morrison (Birmingham City), Murphy (West Bromwich Albion), O’Brien (Newcastle), O’Shea (Manchester United), Reid (Blackburn).

Switzerland: Borer (Grasshoppers), Stiel (Borussia Monchengladbach), Zuberbuhler (Basel), Berner (Freiburg), Haas (West Bromwich Albion), Henchoz (Liverpool), Magnin (Werder Bremen), Meyer (1860 Munich), Muller (Marseilles), Spycher (Grasshoppers), Murat Yakin (Basel), Zwyssig (Basel), Celestini (Marseilles), Chapuisat (Young Boys of Berne), Frei (Stade Rennes), Huggel (Basel), Rama (Thun), Streller (Basel), Vogel (PSV Eindhoven), Wicky (Hamburg), Hakan Yakin (Basel).

Team P W D LGF GAPts
Switzerland 7 3 3 1 13 11 12
Russia 7 3 2 2 16 11 11
Rep Ireland 7 3 2 2 10 9 11
Albania 8 2 2 4 11 15 8
Georgia 7 2 1 4 7 11 7

October 11th: Russia v Georgia, Switzerland v Rep of Ireland