Sammie Szmodics called up for UEFA EURO qualifiers

Sammie Szmodics called up for UEFA EURO qualifiers

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has called up forward Sammie Szmodics for the upcoming UEFA EURO 2024 qualifiers against Greece and Gibraltar.

Szmodics, who has scored seven goals in the Championship this season for Blackburn Rovers, comes into the squad to replace Aaron Connolly.

Connolly has been ruled out through injury so won't report for the two matches with Ireland set to host Greece on Friday, October 13 before travelling to Faro, Portugal to face Gibraltar on Monday, October 16.

The rest of the squad has reported for international duty today before training preparations begin tomorrow at the FAI National Training Centre ahead of Friday's qualifier.

Republic of Ireland Squad - Greece/Gibraltar

Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Southampton), Mark Travers (Stoke City, on loan from AFC Bournemouth), Max O'Leary (Bristol City).
Defenders: Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Festy Ebosele (Udinese), Nathan Collins (Brentford), Shane Duffy (Norwich City), Dara O'Shea (Burnley), Andrew Omobamidele (Nottingham Forest), Liam Scales (Celtic), Ryan Manning (Southampton).
Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Burnley), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Will Smallbone (Southampton), Jason Knight (Bristol City), Jamie McGrath (Aberdeen), Mark Sykes (Bristol City).
Forwards: Evan Ferguson (Brighton and Hove Albion), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Chiedozie Ogbene (Luton Town), Callum Robinson (Cardiff City), Mikey Johnston (Celtic), Sammie Szmodics (Blackburn Rovers).

Fixtures - UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifiers

13/10 - Republic of Ireland v Greece, Aviva Stadium, 7.45pm
16/10 - Gibraltar v Republic of Ireland, Estádio Algarve, 7.45pm (Irish Time)

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