Report: Spurs star ruled out of international fixture due to injury

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Dom Le Roy

Matt Doherty will not play any part in the Republic of Ireland’s international friendly with Qatar this evening after the Tottenham star was ruled out of the match with an injury.

It has been a disappointing season for Doherty, who has struggled to nail down a regular starting birth at Spurs and has looked uninspiring when opportunities have come his way.

Reports indicate that Jose Mourinho has not been pleased with the right-back’s performances this season and that the North London club could decide to cash-in on him in the summer.

Doherty’s fortunes have not been much better during the international break either as the Spurs man started in Ireland’s back to back defeats against Serbia and Luxembourg last week.

The former Wolves man came off with an injury at half-time of Ireland’s embarrassing loss to Luxembourg.

The FAI have now confirmed that the 29-year-old has not travelled with Stephen Kenny’s side to Debrecen, Hungary for their clash against Qatar this evening but they did not specify the nature of his injury.

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The fact that Doherty did not even make the bench against Aston Villa despite Aurier not being fit for the clash, does not bode well for the 29-year-old.

Tanganga certainly played well enough at Villa Park to keep his place in the side and it is difficult to see how Doherty can play himself back into the Spurs starting eleven, particularly if this injury keeps him out for a few weeks.

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