Coleman back in Republic of Ireland squad after leg-break

Seamus Coleman suffered a broken leg in a match against Wales last year. Credit: PA

Seamus Coleman is back in the Republic of Ireland squad for the first time since suffering an horrific double leg fracture in March last year.

The 29-year-old Everton full-back, who underwent surgery after breaking his leg during a 0-0 World Cup qualifying draw with Wales at the Aviva Stadium, has been included by manager Martin O'Neill in the party for the friendly clash with Turkey in Antalya on March 23, a day short of a year since his injury.

The Football Association of Ireland announced his impending return in a tweet which said: "Welcome back, Seamus Coleman! The Ireland captain returns from injury to take his place in the squad for the game against Turkey!"