Danny Kane receives Ireland U-21 call-up

Cork City defender Danny Kane has been called up to the Ireland Under 21 squad for their next two fixtures.

The U21s face Iceland in a friendly match on Thursday, March 22, with kick-off at 19:30 before the UEFA U21 European Championship qualifier against Azerbaijan on Tuesday, March 27, with kick-off at 19:30.

Both games will take place at Tallaght Stadium as the team look to continue their impressive campaign so far having won three out of five matches to move into second place in Group 5.

Noel King said: “I’m really looking forward to getting the players back in and working with them to continue what we’ve achieved during this campaign.

“The Iceland match will be a great opportunity for us to prepare for the qualifier against Azerbaijan and I expect the players to continue to maintain the high standards they’ve set themselves already in this campaign.”

Republic of Ireland U21 squad
Goalkeepers: Kieran O’Hara (Manchester United), Liam Bossin (Nottingham Forest), Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool)
Defenders: Danny Kane (Cork City), Ryan Sweeney (Stoke City – on loan at Bristol Rovers), Shaun Donnellan (Yeovil Town), Corey Whelan (Liverpool – on loan at Yeovil Town), Liam Kinsella (Walsall), Ryan Delaney (Rochdale AFC)
Midfielders: Josh Cullen (West Ham United), Harry Charsley (Everton – on loan at Bolton Wanderers), Rory Hale (Derry City), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Connor Ronan (Wolverhampton Wanderers – on loan at Portsmouth), Connor Dimaio (Unattached)
Attackers: Reece Grego-Cox (Woking FC), Ryan Manning (QPR), Ronan Curtis (Derry City), Joe Quigley (AFC Bournemouth – on loan at Boreham Wood), Jake Mulraney (Inverness CT), Olamide Shodipo (QPR – on loan at Colchester United)

Thursday, March 22: Ireland v Iceland, Tallaght Stadium, KO 19:30
Tuesday, March 27: Ireland v Azerbaijan, Tallaght Stadium, KO 19:30

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