Rep of Ireland v Georgia

Defender Richard Dunne is expected to feature for the Republic of Ireland in Sunday's friendly clash with Georgia in Dublin.

The Aston Villa player has not featured for Giovanni Trapattoni's men in almost a year after spending a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a groin injury.

Hull City winger Robbie Brady is expected to miss out with a groin complaint, while Stoke's Marc Wilson is available for selection after recovering from the calf strain that ruled him out of the 1-1 draw against England on Wednesday.

Goalkeeper David Forde is nursing a knee knock suffered in the clash with the Three Lions, meaning either Keiren Westwood or Darren Randolph will deputise in his absence.

And with a key World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands laying in wait, Trapattoni could be tempted to give some of his fringe players a chance to impress on Sunday.

Norwich's Wes Hoolahan could come in for midfielder Glenn Whelan, who will be rested for Sunday's encounter.

Commenting on Dunne's possible involvement, Trapattoni said: "I have already said probably he will play some time in the game.

"Whether it's better to start or better to play when later in the game, we will have to decide.

"We will speak with him, but sure he has the possibility to play."

Georgia, meanwhile, will be targeting their first win of 2013 after recording three draws and two defeats in their opening five games of the year.

Their last victory came against Belarus in September last year, and head coach Temuri Ketsbaia could be tempted to ring the changes in a bid to secure that elusive victory.