Tyler Toland has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia and the Netherlands.
The St Johnston woman, who last year became Ireland’s youngest ever senior international at just 16, sustained a fractured wrist and will have to sit out the double header at Tallaght Stadium.
Toland made her international debut in the 2-0 win over Northern Ireland at the start of the campaign after stepping up from the Women’s Under-17s team.
Toland went on to start in the 2-0 win over Slovakia and the 0-0 draw against the Netherlands but will now miss the next two qualifiers with the injury.
“It’s another huge blow for us as Tyler has been an influential member of the team since she made her debut at the start of the campaign,” said Republic of Ireland WNT Head Coach Colin Bell.
“Her performances against Slovakia and the Netherlands were fantastic but now we’ve got to make plans for these two fixtures without her. It will give someone else in the squad an opportunity to step up and we’ve got to look forward now.
“The players have trained brilliantly all week and they’re ready for another tough test. The whole squad are incredibly excited to play in front of our home crowd for the first time this campaign and we’ve got to direct that energy into a positive result.”
The WNT trained at the FAI National Training Centre this morning, their final training session before they face Slovakia at Tallaght Stadium tomorrow, with kick-off at 5pm.Tags: