But only in a support role.

He will play no part in the opening Carling Nations Cup tie between The Republic and Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday, ko 7:45pm.

Neither will Aaron Ramsey. He withdrew from the squad after Cardiff 1 - 0 win at Swansea.

Darcy Blake is in the squad but will not start the match with Wales already naming their line up. Blake is one of 11 substitutes. Former City player James Collins is Gary Speed's first captain.

Line up:

1. Wayne Hennessey

2. Neal Eardley

3. Sam Ricketts

4. Danny Collins

5. James Collins (c)

6. Andrew Crofts

7. David Vaughan

8. Andy King

9. Simon Church

10. Robert Earnshaw

11. Hal Robson-Kanu