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14th Aug 2017

Preston striker Sean Maguire called up for Ireland for World Cup qualifiers

Martin O'Neill names a 39-man squad

Tony Cuddihy

Striker Sean Maguire recently joined Preston North End from Cork City.

Preston North End striker Sean Maguire has been called up to the Ireland squad for the first time for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Serbia.

The 23-year-old joins a provisional squad of 40 for the trip to Georgia on 2 September and the visit of Serbia to the Aviva Stadium three days later.

The squad of 39 players also includes the likes of Brentford’s John Egan, Jonny Hayes of Celtic, Liam Kelly of Reading and Maguire’s clubmates Alan Browne and Daryl Horgan.

Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Rob Elliot (Newcastle United), Colin Doyle (Bradford City)

Defenders: Cyrus Christie (Middlesbrough), Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce (Derby County), Paul McShane (Reading), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), John O’Shea (Sunderland), John Egan (Brentford), Greg Cunningham (Preston North End), Kevin Long, Stephen Ward (Burnley), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Midfielders: Aiden McGeady (Sunderland), James McClean (West Bromwich Albion), Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Jeff Hendrick, Robbie Brady (Burnley), James McCarthy (Everton), Stephen Quinn, Liam Kelly (Reading), David Meyler (Hull City), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Eunan O’Kane (Leeds United), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City), Jonathan Hayes (Celtic), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City), Alan Browne, Daryl Horgan (Preston North End)

Strikers: Jonathan Walters (Burnley), Shane Long (Southampton), Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest), David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), Sean Maguire (Preston North End)

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