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Longford qualified Szmodics gets Ireland call-up

May 28, 2021 17:20 By Dave Hooper
Longford qualified Szmodics gets Ireland call-up
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Peterborough United attacking midfielder Sam Szmodics has received his first international call-up to the Ireland squad for friendlies with Andorra and Hungary.

Szmodics qualifies for Ireland through his grandmother who was born in Granard, Co. Longford.

The 25-year old made 42 appearances last season, scoring 15 goals as Peterborough secured promotion to the Championship.

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“I am over the moon to receive my first international call-up for a nation that is close to mine and my family’s hearts” Szmodics told theposh.com

“I am looking forward to the 12 days ahead and experiencing international football”.

Three players have been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland international friendlies against Andorra and Hungary.

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Goalkeeper Darren Randolph (hip) and forwards Callum Robinson (achilles) & Aaron Connolly (foot) have all withdrawn from the squad through injury.

AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers has also been called into the squad, captain Seamus Coleman, who had his injury assessed this week, has been passed fit for the training camp.

Swansea City duo Conor Hourihane and Ryan Manning will link up with the squad on Monday after their EFL Championship play-off final.

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Shamrock Rovers Daniel Mandroiu will report for duty on Sunday following the SSE Airtricity Premier Division fixture against Longford Town.

Republic of Ireland - Andorra & Hungary

Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Gavin Bazunu (Rochdale, on loan from Manchester City), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth).

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Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Lee O’Connor (Tranmere Rovers, on loan from Celtic), James McClean (Stoke City), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion), Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City).

Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Conor Hourihane (Swansea City, on loan from Aston Villa), Harry Arter (Nottingham Forest), Jason Knight (Derby County), Jayson Molumby (Preston North End, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion), Jamie McGrath (St. Mirren), Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers).

Forwards: James Collins (Cardiff City), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Troy Parrott (Tottenham Hotspur), Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers), Sam Szmodics (Peterborough United).

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