McClean Called into Ireland Squad

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Giovanni Trapattoni has included two new faces in his Republic of Ireland squad to face the Czech Republic in Dublin on February 29th.

Sunderland sensation James McClean and Derby County midfielder Paul Green have been added to the squad ahead of the friendly fixture.

28 year old Paul Green has been included by Trapattoni in previous squads and has nine caps to his name as well as one goal, a header against Algeria.

Former Derry City winger McClean, on the other hand will be in line to win his first cap for the Republic, having been cleared to play after his switch from Northern Ireland.

The 22 year old Derry native has been in spectacular form for the Black Cats and has been earning rave reviews.

Republic of Ireland squad: Shay Given (Aston Villa), Keiren Westwood (Sunderland), David Forde (Millwall); John O’Shea (Sunderland), Stephen Kelly (Fulham), Stephen Ward (Wolves), Shane Duffy (Everton), Sean St Ledger (Leicester), Darren O’Dea (Leeds), Kevin Foley (Wolves); Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Wigan), Seamus Coleman (Everton), James McClean (Sunderland), Paul Green (Derby) Keith Andrews (West Brom), Keith Fahey (Birmingham), Darron Gibson (Everton), Damien Duff (Fulham), Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Stephen Hunt (Wolves); Robbie Keane (Aston Villa), Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Shane Long, Simon Cox (both West Brom), Jon Walters (Stoke).


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