Lawal and Garcia MacNulty called into U21 camp

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Lawal and Garcia MacNulty called into U21 camp

Republic of Ireland Under-21s Manager Jim Crawford has called Watford’s Bosun Lawal and Wolfsburg’s Anselmo Garcia MacNulty into their Spain camp for training.
28th May 2021

Sheffield Wednesday defender Ciaran Brennan has been ruled out of the trip through injury with Crawford also confirming John Joe Patrick Finn Benoa will miss out.  
 

The Getafe midfielder had been set to join the camp with Crawford agreeing to limit the 17-year-old’s involvement as he made his way back from injury.   

After discussions with the player, he will sit out the camp.  

Crawford said: “I had a very positive conversation with John Joe and from that discussion it was clear the appropriate thing to do was to allow him to put his full focus into his upcoming exams.  

“He was very excited by the call-up and is looking forward to being involved in the Irish set-up in the near future.  

“Unfortunately, Ciaran Brennan hasn’t been able to make the trip as he’s sick and we wish him a speedy recovery.   

“We decided to bring in Bosun, who has done very well at Watford’s academy this season, and Anselmo Garcia MacNulty who likewise has performed well for Wolfsburg this campaign. It’s an opportunity for both players to impress in training.”  

Bray Wanderers’ Brian Maher, Bohemians pair Dawson Devoy and Andy Lyons and UCD’s Colm Whelan will join-up with the squad after their respective league fixtures this weekend.  

Lincoln City’s Sean Roughan will also fly into Spain next week with his club side in English Football League Play-Off Action.