Tuesday 22 January 2019

Long a doubt for Wales friendly

SHANE Long is an injury worry for Giovanni Trapattoni ahead of Tuesday's international at home to Wales.

The in-form striker is a doubt for Reading's league game against Cardiff City tonight due to a hip injury.

"I went in for treatment on Wednesday because it was still playing up. I'm hoping it's not too serious because I'm desperate to play against QPR. I also have an Ireland game next Tuesday against Wales, but I suppose everything depends how well the hip improves over the weekend," Long said.

"I really don't want to miss such a big night as that. These are the games every player wants to be involved in and I'll be gutted if I'm out."

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