Ireland duo Cox and O'Shea injured in club action

John O'Shea and Simon Cox both started and were substituted while on club duty at the weekend

Republic of Ireland and Nottingham Forest forward Simon Cox is waiting to discover the extent of an ankle injury suffered against Wolves on Saturday.

Cox was carried off on a stretcher after 65 minutes of the Reds’ 2-1 win at Molineux following a challenge by compatriot Kevin Foley.

An initial X-ray has revealed no major bone fractures but the striker will also have a MRI scan to determine whether there is any ligament damage.

Meanwhile, John O’Shea is a major doubt for Sunderland’s clash with QPR tomorrow night,

The 31-year-old limped out of Saturday's 4-2 home defeat by West Brom with a calf problem.