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Jon Walters’ Hopes Of Playing For Ireland In The World Cup Playoffs Are Still Alive

Dublin , Ireland - 6 October 2016; Jonathan Walters of Republic of Ireland during the FIFA World Cup Group D Qualifier match between Republic of Ireland and Georgia at Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road in Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Just when it looked as though Jonathan Walters’ playing role in Ireland’s World Cup 2018 qualification campaign looked to be over, Burnley manager Sean Dyche has offered hope. The Clarets’ forward was, as recently as Wednesday, reported to be sidelined until Christmas with a knee injury – a knock that ruled him out of Ireland’s recent wins against Moldova and …

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