The 24-man squad for the Republic of Ireland's crucial Euro qualifiers against Iceland and Luxembourg has been name by Jim Crawford, with Troy Parrott back with the team, after missing October's Italy match with injury.
He's one of four senior internationals in the squad, alongside Michael Obafemi, Jason Knight and Lee O'Connor. Arsenal's Mark McGuinness - currently on loan at Ipswich - has been called up to the squad for the first time.
Southampton's Will Smallbone misses out through injury.
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Ireland currently sit second in the qualifying group, behind on Italy on goal difference, but just one point separates the top four sides — while Italy and Iceland have a game in hand. Crawford's side face Iceland at home on Sunday, 15 November, before travelling to Luxembourg for their final match on Thursday 18 November.
The Iceland match is vital if they are to keep hopes of qualification alive but with everything so close at the moment, there are plenty of possible twists and turns. We break down all the qualification permutations here.