Rob Elliot has pulled out of the Republic of Ireland squad.

The Newcastle keeper forced to withdraw due to a family bereavement.

Friday saw the Republic earn a very decent 0-0 draw in Copenhagen, Elliot on the bench but Ciaran Clark captaining the team.

That was the first leg of a two game tie, to decide who goes to Russia next summer.

The two teams meet again in Dublin on Tuesday night, with Darren Randolph set to continue in goal.

Randolph was man of the match on Friday and Rob Elliot is widely seen as the number two in the squad, Kieren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) is the other keeper in the squad.

Bradford City goalkeeper Colin Doyle has been called up now as Elliot’s replacement, to give them a third option.