BREAKING: Derby County defender gets Republic of Ireland u21 call
DERBY County defender Mark O'Brien has been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad.
O'Brien has been named in Noel King's squad to face Holland in a friendly at Tallaght Stadium on Wednesday, February 6.
The Dublin-born 20-year-old has been deputising for the injured Jake Buxton at centre-back for the Rams.
His international call comes on the back of three of his club-mates - Richard Keogh, Jeff Hendrick and Conor Sammon - being drafted into the senior Ireland squad.
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Derby boss Nigel Clough said: "It's pleasing to see another one of our players receive international recognition and after battling back from a few long-term injuries already in his career, Mark thoroughly deserves this call-up."