Aston Villa failed to win against Millwall at Villa Park in the Championship on Saturday.
The Aston Villa pair barely featured in the Republic of Ireland's World Cup play-off.
Aston Villa have a promotion push to focus on, and two of their key players barely got a kick for their country this weekend.
The Aston Villa midfielder came on in the 93rd minute of Ireland's game against Denmark.
Sheffield Wednesday wanted Conor Hourihane in January - but Owls midfielder Barry Bannan outshone his Aston Villa counterpart on Saturday.
Celtic fans have been impressed by Conor Hourihane's comments about Glasgow Rangers.
The 26-year-old was a target of Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers last year.
Aston Villa landed Conor Hourihane from Barnsley in January despite interest from Rangers.
Celtic were previously interested in signing Conor Hourihane before his move to Aston Villa, and perhaps this summer may have been the ideal time to make a fresh bid.
The Aston Villa midfielder is looking forward to Saturday's game.
Players from Leeds United, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesbrough are amongst HITC Sport's eight who are too good for the Championship.
Sheffield Wednesday have been linked with a move for Aston Villa's Conor Hourihane.
Newcastle, Derby, Cardiff, Preston, Nottingham Forest, Brentford, Fulham and Aston Villa players feature