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Crawford adds six new faces to Republic of Ireland squad

A total of six players have received a first call-up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad. ...



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Crawford adds six new faces to Republic of Ireland squad

A total of six players have received a first call-up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad. 

Manager Jim Crawford announced his 24-man selection earlier today ahead of their European Championship qualifiers next week.

Ireland are away to Bosnia and Herzegovina next Friday, before another away assignment against Luxembourg on Tuesday, September 7th.

16-year-old Evan Ferguson, who now plays his trade with Brighton, is among the new faces.

Formerly of Bohemians, Ferguson made his debut for his new club last week.

His clubmate on England's south coast, Andrew Moran, is also there as is Wolfsburg's Anselmo Garcia MacNulty.

Ollie O'Neill of Fulham also earns a first call up, while Cardiff City's Joel Bagan and Crystal Palace player Jake O'Brien are part of their first-ever Ireland set-up.

The squad does not include John Joe Patrick Finn Benoa of Getafe, but he will train with the group during this window.

Republic of Ireland Under-21 Squad 
Goalkeepers: Sam Blair (Bury Town, on loan from Norwich City), Brian Maher (Bray Wanderers), Daniel Rose (Schalke 04).

Defenders: Joel Bagan (Cardiff City), Andy Lyons (Bohemians), Anselmo Garcia MacNulty (Wolfsburg), Oisin McEntee (Newcastle United), Mark McGuinness (Cardiff City), Jake O’Brien (Crystal Palace), Lee O’Connor (Celtic).

Midfielders: Conor Coventry (West Ham United),  Dawson Devoy (Bohemians), Ryan Johansson (Fortuna Sittard, on loan from Sevilla), Gavin Kilkenny (Bournemouth), Andrew Moran (Brighton and Hove Albion), Conor Noss (Borussia Möchengladbach), Ross Tierney (Bohemians), Louie Watson (Derby County).

Forwards: Evan Ferguson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Will Ferry (Crawley Town, on loan from Southampton), Joshua ‘JJ’ Kayode (Rotherham United), Ollie O’Neill (Fulham), Colm Whelan (UCD), Tyreik Wright (Salford City, on loan from Aston Villa).

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