Irish gossip

Last updated : 20 May 2010 By Paul Jennings

Aiden McGeady is out of the Irish squad that face Paraguay on Tuesday 25 May at the RDS and then Algeria on the 28th of May. He picked up a knee injury and will now be out for injured for a while over the summer.

Stephen Reid is the target of Celtic as he was released by Blackburn earlier in the week. Reids comeback from injury and his role in West Broms promotion has shown with a run of games the player is valuablke to any club. Irish manager Giovanni Trapattoni has said of Reid he feels he must play reguarily for a club next season to break back into the Irish squad.

Steve Finnan has been released by Portsmouth FC along with several other players including 4 loan players.

The club issued a statement that said

"Loan stars Jamie O'Hara (Tottenham), Hassan Yebda (Benfica), Aruna Dindane (Lens) and Frederic Piquionne (Lyon) all rejoin their parent clubs.

"Anthony Vanden Borre will also return to Serie A side Genoa, but Pompey are working on a new loan deal that will hopefully allow the defender to be come back to Fratton Park for a further season.

"Angelos Basinas, Jamie Ashdown, Steve Finnan and OJ Koroma have all been released.

"Portsmouth FC would like to thank the departing players for their tremendous service to the club during their time on the south coast."

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