James McCarthy looks to be out of the Ireland team to play Scotland on Friday.
The Everton midfielder injured his hamstring in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Sunderland.
Allthough Macca is improving the game may come too soon for him to play in.
McCarthy did nothing bar walk around the pitch with a member of the team's medical staff during the open part of yesterday's session and he was due to have another scan after lunch.
It may mean a place for teammate Darron Gibson. Seamus Coleman and Aiden McGeady are also expected to start.
Irish manager, Martin O'Neil said: "He's improving each day.
"It's more to see whether it's actually improved more than anything else. He's much better. If the game was in another week's time, he wouldn't have a problem. It's early yet to make a decision. We've got tomorrow to think about it."
"I think he'd have to do a little bit of something because it's a muscle injury - more than just a knock."
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