PREVIEW | Ireland U21 v England U20

PREVIEW | Ireland U21 v England U20

Ireland Under-21s will look for back-to-back wins in their June international window when they take on England Under-20s in Zagreb on Tuesday afternoon.

On a high after a promising 3-2 result against hosts Croatia, Jim Crawford’s side will come up against a talented England team that beat Sweden U21s 2-1 on Friday.

The Ireland head coach is expected to utilise his squad with changes expected as he uses the window to assess his options ahead of September’s qualifiers.

Squad update: Johnny Kenny has returned to Shamrock Rovers ahead of their fixture against St. Patrick’s Athletic on Thursday.

What they said

Ireland Under-21s Head Coach Jim Crawford: "It's going to be just as challenging as the game against Croatia. We're looking forward to it. It will give us an opportunity to see players who haven't featured that regularly. I was delighted with our performance on Friday the players continued that high standard we've seen all campaign and it's now for the players coming in against England to continue that."

Ireland Under-21s Vice Captain Andrew Moran: "Croatia and England are two really big teams who are constantly qualifying for tournaments and that's where we want to get to, so if we can start beating teams like that it shows we’re on the right path.  If we want to get there, it’s alright saying it but we have to prove it, we have to beat these teams, that was the message. Every game we go into we want to win and we showed that with how we started, we were brilliant from the first whistle."

Fixture: Ireland Under-21 v England Under-20
Date: Tuesday, June 11
Kick-Off: 3pm (IST) / 4pm (local time)
Venue: Gradski Stadion, Vrbovec, Zagreb
Coverage: Updates of the game via @IrelandFootball on X

Republic of Ireland Under-21 Squad

Goalkeepers: Tiernan Brooks (Notts County), Killian Cahill (Brighton & Hove Albion), Josh Keeley (Tottenham Hotspur),

Defenders: James Abankwah (Udinese), Sam Curtis (Sheffield United), Anselmo Garcia MacNulty (PEC Zwolle), Bosun Lawal (Celtic), Alex Murphy (Newcastle United), Connor O’Brien (Accrington Stanley), Connor O’Riordan (Blackburn Rovers), Sean Roughan (Lincoln City)

Midfielders: Baba Adeeko (Wigan Athletic), Matt Healy (Royal Francs Borains), Joe Hodge (Wolves), Andrew Moran (Brighton & Hove Albion), Conan Noonan (Shamrock Rovers), Rocco Vata (Celtic)

Forwards: Sinclair Armstrong (QPR), Aidomo Emakhu (Millwall), Calum Kavanagh (Bradford City), Johnny Kenny (Shamrock Rovers, on loan from Celtic), Mark O’Mahony (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ollie O’Neill (Leyton Orient), Armstrong Oko-Flex (FC Zurich), Tony Springett (Norwich City)

Related News

View all
View all
FAI supports League of Ireland applications for Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Funding

FAI supports League of Ireland applications for Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Funding

PREVIEW | 2024 FAI Women's Amateur Cup

PREVIEW | 2024 FAI Women's Amateur Cup

Sports Direct Men's FAI Cup Third Round Draw confirmed

Sports Direct Men's FAI Cup Third Round Draw confirmed

Eadaoin Keane appointed as FAI Marketing and Communications Director

Eadaoin Keane appointed as FAI Marketing and Communications Director

Connell proud of Ireland WU19s for EUROs performances

Connell proud of Ireland WU19s for EUROs performances

REPORT | Ireland WU19 0-2 Netherlands WU19

REPORT | Ireland WU19 0-2 Netherlands WU19

PREVIEW | Ireland WU19 v Netherlands WU19

PREVIEW | Ireland WU19 v Netherlands WU19

Ireland WNT drawn with Georgia for EURO 2025 Qualifying Play-Off

Ireland WNT drawn with Georgia for EURO 2025 Qualifying Play-Off