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A Number Of New Players Included As Kenny Names Squad For June Friendlies

A Number Of New Players Included As Kenny Names Squad For June Friendlies

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has named his squad for the upcoming international friendlies against Andorra and Hungary, including a number of new faces.

Kenny has included 27 names in the squad for the games on June 3rd and June 8th, with five uncapped making the cut.

Amongst those is Norwich City defender Andrew Omobamidele, who starred towards the end of the club's promotion campaign in the Championship. St Mirren midfielder Jamie McGrath is also included having scored 17 goals this season.

Shamrock Rovers' Danny Mandroiu, Rotherham winger Chiedozie Ogbene, and Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher are the other uncapped players.

Here is the squad in full.

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Lee O'Connor will be looking to add to his one international cap to date, while only ten members of the squad have reached double digits in terms of international caps.

 

We would imagine this is unlikely to be the final squad. End of season international friendlies often see a number of players drop out after a long campaign, perhaps explaining Kenny's decision to include 27 players on this occasion.

There are already a number of notable absentees in the likes of Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, and Enda Stevens.

This will certainly be an opportunity for some new players to impress, with that young group of forwards looking particularly exciting.

Here's hoping that Stephen Kenny can finally get his first win as Ireland boss.

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Gary Connaughton

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