I.Ireland coach Stephen Kenny has called up a 25-man squad for friendly matches against Belgium and Lithuania. RSC Underlite midfielder Josh Dwarf is in contention.
The 25-year-old dwarf Anderlecht established himself as a major pawn in the middle of the game and has been a regular on the national team ever since. Since making his debut in September 2019, he has represented his country 12 times.
Earlier, Englishman John Eustace was hired as Kenny’s assistant coach. The fight against Belgium, which celebrates the centenary of the Irish Federation, will begin on Saturday.
Guardians: Caomin Kelleher (Liverpool), Gavin Basunu (Portsmouth), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth)
Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), James McLean (Wigan Athletic), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United) Oshia (West Bromwich Albion), Darag Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers)
Environment: Conor Hurrihane (Sheffield United), Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Jeff Hendrick (QPR), Jason Molby (West Bromwich Albion), Alan Brown (Preston North End), Jason Knight (Jason Knight)
Forwards: Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion), Troy Parrott (MK Dons), Will Keane (Wigan Athletic), Scott Hogan (Birmingham City), Chidosi Ogben (Rotherham United), Connor Ronan (St Mirren)
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