Under 19 Squad Update

Under 19 Squad Update

Under 19 Squad UpdateREPUBLIC of Ireland U19 boss Paul Doolin has had to make a further change to his squad for this week’s UEFA Championships qualifying tournament.
9th Oct 2012

Under 19 Squad Update

REPUBLIC of Ireland U19 boss Paul Doolin has had to make a further change to his squad for this week’s UEFA Championships qualifying tournament.

 Inverness midfielder Conor Pepper has been forced to withdraw from the squad in Luxembourg and is returning to his club today after suffering an aggravation of a recent ankle injury.

Newcastle United’s Brandon Miele has been called up in his place and will link up with the squad in time for this evening’s training session.

“It’s unfortunate for Conor as the injury was innocuous enough but you can’t afford to take changes with these things,” said Doolin.

“Training has gone well and we’re looking forward to the challenge ahead. It’s difficult to get all your ideas across when you have limited time with the squad but I’ve been pleased with how the lads have responded.”

FIXTURES:

Thursday October 11

Republic of Ireland v Luxembourg, Hesperange (6.00pm Irish);

Saturday October 13

FYR Macedonia v Republic of Ireland, Hesperange (4.00pm Irish)

Tuesday October 16

Republic of Ireland v Germany, Grevenmacher (6.00pm Irish)

The top two nations qualify for the Elite Qualifying Round with the finals tournament in Lithuania next summer.