AIDEN McGEADY, the former Celtic winger, has been axed by Sheffield Wednesday for their £170 million Wembley Premier play-off match with Hull City.

The 30-year-old is on loan at the Yorkshire club from Everton, where he made little impression following his move from Russia two years ago, and has been told he isn't required for Saturday’s match.

Instead, he's joined Ireland's pre-Euro 2016 training camp with manager Martin O'Neill admitting that he is surprised Wednesday do not want him.

“Aiden and the manager decided, for one reason or another, that he wouldn’t participate in the final and that he could come with us,” he said. "You will have to imagine what that situation might have been.

"Aiden has plenty of confidence, but to not be involved in a Play-Off final would be disappointing for him. For whatever reason between him and the manager, the manager has not picked him, so maybe his confidence will be affected somewhat.

"He didn’t play at Brighton in the play-off semi-final and was told by the manager that he wouldn’t be involved in the final.

"It's a pity because Sheffield Wednesday looked ideal for him."