Experienced Ireland squad for O'Neill bow

Interim manager Noel King brought his stand-in duties to a close on Wednesday by naming a 27-man squad for this month's two fixtures, for which O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane will take charge having been officially appointed on Tuesday.

With just one uncapped player in the squad, Rob Elliot, the former Leicester City, Celtic and Aston Villa manager O'Neill will have no shortage of international know-how to call upon.

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