BREAKING: Derby County trio get first Republic of Ireland senior call-ups
DERBY County trio Richard Keogh, Jeff Hendrick and Conor Sammon have all been called up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad for the first time.
Defender Keogh, midfielder Hendrick and striker Sammon have been named in Giovanni Trapattoni's squad for the friendly against Poland in Dublin on Wednesday, February 6.
All three players have represented Ireland at under-21 level.
"I have decided to use this friendly game as an opportunity to work with younger players to see their potential," said Trapattoni.
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"We saw a number of strong performances from our younger players in the second half of last year and we intend to build from those strong foundations, using this friendly match to introduce more new talent like (Anthony) Pilkington, Hendrick, Sammon and Keogh.
"I look forward to working with these players and seeing what they have to offer."
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SQUAD: Westwood (Sunderland), Forde (Millwall), Henderson (West Ham), Coleman (Everton), O’Shea (Sunderland), O’Dea (Toronto), McShane (Hull), Ward (Wolves), Clark (Aston Villa), Dunne (Aston Villa), Keogh (Derby), Cunningham (Bristol City), Pilkington (Norwich), Hendrick (Derby), McCarthy (Wigan), Meyler (Hull), Whelan (Stoke), Keogh (Millwall), McGeady (Spartak Moscow), McClean (Sunderland), Brady (Hull), Hoolahan (Norwich), Doyle (Wolves), Cox (Nottm Forest), Walters (Stoke), Long (West Brom), Sammon (Derby).