Noel King names 16 man U21 squad to face Denmark on May 31

Noel King names 16 man U21 squad to face Denmark on May 31

U21 head coach Noel King names 16 man squad to face Denmark on May 31Wednesday May 15, 2013Republic of Ireland U21 head coach Noel King today (Wednesday) named a 16 man squad to face Denmark in an international friendly in Fredericia Stadium, Fredericia, Denmark at 4pm (local time) on Friday May 31.The game will form part of Ireland’s final preparations before the start of their UEFA EURO 2015 qualifying campaign on August 14, when they play the Faroe Islands in Torshavn. King’s selection sees the introduction of Barry McNamee from Derry City, who is the only uncapped and home-based player in the squad. Five Airtricity League players have also been invited to train with the squad in Dublin, along with Selcuk Tidim from Germany. Some may be included in the squad to travel to Denmark.As the season draws to a close, King’s squad selections have seen big developments since August 2012. Sean McDermott, Shane Duffy, Joe Shaughnessy, Derrick Williams, John O’Sullivan, and Sean Murray have all made first team appearances for their respective clubs this season. While Aaron McCarey, Anthony O’Connor, Matt Doherty, Sean McGinty, Anthony Forde, Frankie Sutherland and Aiden O’Brien have all picked up first team experience on loan spells. Samir Carruthers also captained Aston Villa to the NextGen Series championship.Speaking today, King said ‘This is our last preparation game before our first EURO 2015 Qualifier against the Faroe Islands in August, so it’s obviously our final chance to see players before then. Some players are missing through injury, suspensions etc, but this could be the case in August also, so we’ll prepare with that in mind.’When asked about his opposition for the fixture, King said ‘Denmark are terrific opposition for us for this game. They are a strong side, but we’d prefer to face a powerful team in order to prepare for the important qualifiers we have in August.’Ireland will assemble in Dublin on May 26 for training before travelling to Denmark on May 29. NameDOBClubCapsGoalsAaron McCarey14/01/92Wolverhampton Wanderers FC50Sean McDermott30/05/93Sandnes Ulf FC20Shane Duffy01/01/92Everton FC121Anthony O'Connor25/10/92Blackburn Rovers FC20Matt Doherty16/01/92Wolverhampton Wanderers FC31Joe Shaughnessy06/07/92Aberdeen FC20Derrick Williams17/01/93Aston Villa FC20Sean McGinty11/08/93Unattached20Carl McHugh05/02/93Bradford City FC20Samir Carruthers04/04/93Aston Villa FC40John O'Sullivan18/09/93Blackburn Rovers FC20Frankie Sutherland06/12/93QPR FC20Barry McNamee17/02/92Derry City FC00Sean Murray11/10/93Watford FC     31Anthony Forde16/11/93Wolverhampton Wanderers FC41Aiden O’Brien04/10/93Millwall FC22 Training 26th – 29th MayDaryl Horgan10/08/92Cork City FC00Roberto Lopes17/06/92Bohemian FC00David O’Leary17/07/92Limerick FC00Ciaran Gallagher01/04/92Finn Harps FC00Danny Morrissey13/12/93Cork City FC00Selcuk Tidim28/06/92FC Hansa Rostock II00
15 May 2013