The 33-year-old Aston Villa man missed Ireland's opening victory in Kazakhstan earlier this month as he recovered from a groin injury, but had hoped to be fit for the October double-header and remains extremely doubtful.
Manchester United winger Robbie Brady, who made such an impact in the friendly against Oman four days later, is also on standby but there are returns from suspension and injury respectively for Keith Andrews and Keith Fahey in the continued absence of Darron Gibson, although no places for David Meyler, Joey O'Brien or Alex Pearce.
Squad: Keiren Westwood (Sunderland), David Forde (Millwall), Darren Randolph (Motherwell); Marc Wilson (Stoke), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Sean St Ledger (Leicester), Darren O'Dea (Toronto), Stephen Ward (Wolves), Stephen Kelly (Fulham), Paul McShane (Hull);
Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Wigan), Keith Andrews (Bolton), Keith Fahey (Birmingham), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Andy Keogh (Millwall), James McClean (Sunderland); Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Shane Long (West Brom), Simon Cox (N Forest), Jon Walters (Stoke).
- Keith Andrews
- Keith Fahey