Westwood ruled out

Keiren Westwood has suffered a groin injury

Keiren Westwood has suffered a groin injury

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Keeper Keiren Westwood has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland's friendly against Greece through injury.

The 28-year-old was named by manager Giovanni Trapattoni in his starting line-up on Tuesday, but has been withdrawn after undergoing a scan on his groin. Westwood's place will be taken by 33-year-old Millwall keeper David Forde, who will win just his fourth senior cap.

A spokesman for the Football Association of Ireland said: "The Football Association of Ireland today confirmed that Keiren Westwood has been ruled out of tonight's game against Greece in Aviva Stadium with a groin injury. Keiren underwent a scan this morning, and will return to his club later this evening for treatment. David Forde will replace him for tonight's game."

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