Norwich City striker Adam Idah has been included in the Republic of Ireland squad despite an injury concern.

The 21-year-old limped out of the Canaries' 1-1 draw with struggling Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night with a foot injury that David Wagner expected to keep him out of Saturday's trip to Stoke. 

Despite the concern, Idah has been named in Stephen Kenny's squad for a friendly match against Latvia next Wednesday before their first qualifier for the European Championships versus World Cup finalists France on March 27. 

Kenny revealed at a press conference on Thursday that Idah is set for a scan on his foot on Friday to determine whether he reports for duty with the rest of the squad on Sunday night. 

Asked about Idah's fitness, Ireland's boss said: “it’s too early to say, he had to leave in the first half and he left the ground on crutches. He will have a scan tomorrow.

“I’m not really sure but he asked not to be ruled out so we have to wait and see.”

Idah teed up Gabriel Sara for City's opening goal at the John Smith's Stadium but has been criticised by some supporters for his performances of late. 

He signed a fresh five-year contract with City in February and has the longest-running deal of any first-team player. 

Since breaking through City's academy, Idah has also earned 13 international caps but is yet to score for Ireland. 

City colleague Andrew Omobamidele has also been named in the 25-man squad alongside Idah. 


Idah was withdrawn from Wednesday's clash after 42 minutes, nine minutes after Omobamidele replaced defender Ben Gibson with a hamstring concern. 

After the game, Wagner was unable to offer an in-depth assessment of the injury - with further exploration required ahead of Saturday's trip to Stoke. 

“Adam got a knock on his foot and was not able to walk on it and Gibbo felt his hamstring, so we have to assess them,” said Wagner. “I think at least they are a doubt for Saturday when they were not able to continue. But any further information, I don't have after the game."