Mick McCarthy has confirmed Albion's Shane Duffy will travel with the Republic of Ireland squad to take on Georgia.

Duffy has been missing for Albion since picking up a calf injury in the 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup third-round at the Amex.

Republic of Ireland boss McCarthy said: "I had a text from him (Shane Duffy) saying that he had been given the all clear this morning.

"He has trained with the lads so he must have done some football work, but it is good news. 

"He's on a flight this afternoon to travel and he will be with us to travel to Georgia tomorrow."

McCarthy also revealed how Duffy had been confident he was going to play for Ireland.

He said: "All along he has been pretty confident that he'd be okay, it's not as bad as they thought.

"He's been running all week and he says he trained with the full team this morning, so if he has then he is fine."

This means that Duffy will able to play in Ireland's two Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Georgia on Saturday and Switzerland on Tuesday.

Ireland currently sit two points clear at the top of group D with five games gone and wins against Georgia and Switzerland would boost their bid for Euro 2020 qualfication.