Noel King names Ireland under 21 squad to face the Netherlands
Noel King has named his Republic of Ireland under-21 squad to take on the Netherlands in Tallaght on February 6th.
Bradford City Carl McHugh receives his first under-21 call-up, advancing from the under-19s after helping his club reach the Capital One Cup final, while Derby County defender Mark O’Brien is also included for the first time. St. Patrick’s Athletic midfielder Christopher Forrester is the only Irish-based player in the squad, while Sean McDermott is retained after some impressive performances as first choice goalkeeper for Norwegian club Sandnes Ulf.
The Republic of Ireland will meet the Dutch on Wednesday, February 6, at Tallaght Stadium (1.00pm). Anyone with tickets for the senior friendly against Poland on the same day is entitled to free entry at the game.
Republic of Ireland u21 squad:
Aaron McCarey (Wolves), Sean McDermott (Sandnes Ulf)
Shane Duffy (Everton), Sean McGinty (Manchester United), Anthony O’Connor (on loan at Burton Albion), Derrick Williams (Aston Villa), Mark O’Brien (Derby County), Matt Doherty (Wolves), Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen), Carl McHugh (Bradford City), Cian Bolger (Leicester City),
Callum Reilly (Birmingham City), John O’Sullivan (Blackburn Rovers), Kane Ferdinand (Peterborough United), Samir Carruthers (Aston Villa), Frankie Sutherland (on loan at Portsmouth), Chris Forrester (St Patrick’s Athletic),
Anthony Forde (Wolves), Sean Murray (Watford), Aiden O’Brien (Millwall), Connor Smith (Watford).