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Stephen Kenny names 3 League of Ireland players in his squad for Italy fixture


Republic of Ireland U-21 manager Stephen Kenny has named a 22-man squad for the upcoming qualifiers against Italy and Iceland. 

Ireland are set to face Italy at Tallaght Stadium on Thursday, October 10, with kick-off at 8.05pm, before flying to Reykjavik to take on Iceland on Tuesday, October 15, with kick-off at 4pm (3pm local time).

Attacking midfielder Connor Ronan comes back into the squad having missed the qualifiers against Armenia and Sweden through injury whilst Bohemians left-back Darragh Leahy has been ruled out of the qualifiers through injury.

Stephen Kenny’s U-21 side will be looking to maintain their excellent form which has seen the side claim three wins from the opening three matches in Group One.

It was announced last week that the fixture against Italy at Tallaght Stadium has sold out but the game will be live on eirSport, with kick-off at 8.05pm.

Republic of Ireland U-21 Squad

Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Gavin Bazunu (Manchester City)

Defenders: Danny McNamara (Newport County, on loan from Millwall), Lee O’Connor (Celtic), Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion), Conor Masterson (QPR), Liam Scales (UCD AFC), Nathan Collins (Stoke City), Kameron Ledwidge (Southampton)

Midfielders: Jayson Molumby (Millwall, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion), Jason Knight (Derby County), Conor Coventry (West Ham United), Jack Taylor (Barnet), Connor Ronan (DAC Dunajská Streda, on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers), Dan Mandroiu (Bohemians), Gavin Kilkenny (AFC Bournemouth), Zack Elbouzedi (Waterford)

Forwards: Adam Idah (Norwich City), Troy Parrott (Tottenham Hotspur), Jonathan Afolabi (Celtic), Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), Michael Obafemi (Southampton)

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