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Man United Starlet In Line For Irish Debut Against Denmark

Man United Starlet In Line For Irish Debut Against Denmark
By Gavin Cooney
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Manchester United's young defender Lee O'Connor may be in line for a senior international debut on Monday as he has been included in Martin O'Neill's squad for Monday's UEFA Nations League game with Denmark. O'Connor has been training with the squad all week, and has impressed O'Neill sufficiently to warrant inclusion in the squad travelling to Aarhus.

O'Connor is a centre-back, and captains the Irish under-19s. He has impressed through United's youth ranks, and was shortlisted or United's Youth Team Player of the Year award last season. This year has seen the Waterford native step up to make his debut for the club's under-23s, a game in which he impressed in front of the onlooking Jose Mourinho.

Hearts defender Jimmy Dunne has also been called up to the Irish team, having initally been included and then cut from the provisional squad. Dunne is from Louth and has played for the Irish under-21s, but is also eligible to play for Northern Ireland.


John Egan, Alan Browne and Seani Maguire have all had to leave the squad through injury, with the latter suffering yet another hamstring injury. James McClean drops out through suspension.

As O'Neill confirmed after last night's game, Michael Obafemi is in the squad.

The squad in full:

Republic of Ireland Squad
Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph, Colin Doyle, Caoimhin Kelleher
Defenders: Seamus Coleman, Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Shane Duffy, Kevin Long, Darragh Lenihan, Jimmy Dunne, Lee O'Connor, Enda Stevens
Midfielders: Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Conor Hourihane, Harry Arter, David Meyler, Shaun Williams, Callum O'Dowda
Forwards: Scott Hogan, Callum Robinson, Aiden O'Brien, Ronan Curtis, Michael Obafemi


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