Midfielder Alan Browne has been ruled out with a calf injury but the Preston man has remained with McCarthy’s side. Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers has pulled out with a fractured thumb, with James Talbot and Max O’Leary drafted in.
Republic of Ireland have lost just one of their last eight matches against Denmark (W2 D5 L1), keeping six clean sheets in the process.
Denmark are unbeaten in four games against Ireland, drawing three and winning the other clash; a 5-1 victory in a World Cup 2018 qualifying play-off at the Aviva Stadium in November 2017.
Republic of Ireland have avoided defeat in their last four away games versus Denmark, keeping a clean sheet in each meeting (W1 D3). Their last such defeat came back in November 1984, losing a World Cup qualifying match 0-3.
Republic of Ireland have won their two matches without conceding since Mick McCarthy’s return as manager; it took nine games for McCarthy to register two wins in his first stint as Ireland boss (W2 D3 L4).
Republic of Ireland have won their last two competitive matches (1-0 vs both Gibraltar and Georgia), as many as they’d won in their previous 12 such games (W2 D6 L4).
Denmark have won three and drawn four of their seven games since their last defeat in all competitions in September 2018 (0-3 vs Slovakia).
Denmark’s Christian Eriksen had a hand in more league goals than any other Danish player in Europe’s big five divisions in 2018-19 (8 goals, 12 assists).
Shane Long (17) has scored more goals than any other current player in the Republic of Ireland squad. Long is just three goals short of becoming the fourth male player to register 20+ goals for the Boys in Green after Robbie Keane, Niall Quinn and Frank Stapleton.