Derby County may have their Captain at next Summers World Cup finals in Russia If Richard Keogh can rally his players in the Play-off qualifier.
The Republic of Ireland have provisionally made Keogh the team Captain for the two leg play-off games against Denmark.
Denmark will host the first leg on Saturday 11th November with the second leg back in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday 14th November. Both kick of times are 7-45pm
Keogh who is 31 years of age has played 18 times for Ireland and scoring a single goal.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND PROVISIONAL SQUAD: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Rob Elliot (Newcastle), Colin Doyle (Bradford); Cyrus Christie (Middlesbrough), Matt Doherty (Wolves), Paul McShane (Reading), Richard Keogh (Derby), Shane Duffy (Brighton), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Kevin Long, Stephen Ward (both Burnley); Aiden McGeady (Sunderland), Daryl Horgan, Alan Browne (both Preston), Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourihane (both Aston Villa), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), James McCarthy (Everton), Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick (both Burnley), Eunan O'Kane (Leeds), David Meyler (Hull), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), Jonny Hayes (Celtic), James McClean (West Brom); Shane Long (Southampton), Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest), David McGoldrick (Ipswich), Sean Maguire (Preston), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).