Hayes and Rooney called up for Republic of Ireland squad

Jonny Hayes.

Aberdeen FC duo Jonny Hayes and Adam Rooney have been named in the Republic of Ireland preliminary World Cup qualifying squad.

Manager Martin O’Neill has named a 39-man provisional squad for the crucial World Cup qualifier with Wales at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Friday March 24.

Republic of Ireland will also face Iceland in a friendly international on Tuesday 28 March.

Winger Hayes has been capped twice for his country while Rooney has been in previous squads but has yet to be capped.

Rooney has netted 17 goals in all competitions for the Dons this season.