PNE's McGeady features for Republic of Ireland

Aiden McGeady played for the Republic of Ireland against Wales

Aiden McGeady played for the Republic of Ireland against Wales

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Preston North End winger Aiden McGeady played the latter stages of the Republic of Ireland's goalless draw against Wales at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Friday night.

McGeady came off the bench to replace David Meyler in the 79th minute of the World Cup qualifier.

Martin O'Neill and Chris Coleman watch on from the touchline

Martin O'Neill and Chris Coleman watch on from the touchline

It was his 87th cap for the Republic, with him managing to get a yellow card for dissent after not being awarded a corner.

McGeady's North End team-mate Daryl Horgan was an unused substitute, while Andy Boyle did not make the match-day squad.

Wales played the last 21 minutes with 10 men after Neil Taylor was sent-off for an horrendous challenge on Irish skipper Seamus Coleman which left the Everton man with a broken leg.

The Republic are in action again on Tuesday night when they play a friendly against Iceland in Dublin, with McGeady, Horgan and Boyle all in contention to play.

Wales defender Neil Taylor is sent-off for a bad challenge on Seamus Coleman

Wales defender Neil Taylor is sent-off for a bad challenge on Seamus Coleman