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West Ham Striker Anthony Scully One Of Several Changes To Ireland Under-21 Squad

West Ham United striker Anthony Scully has received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad ahead of the upcoming European Qualifiers against Armenia and Sweden.

Scully, who is the son of former Ireland B international and QPR winger Tony Scully, has been in tremendous form for The Hammers’ Under-23 side scoring 11 goals and providing six assists in just nine games.

The 20-year-old was also named the Premier League 2 Player of the Month for September and has again been nominated for the award for October.

Scully last played for the Boys in Green at Under-19 level in October of 2017 in a defeat to Norway and has two goals in five appearances at that level.

The West Ham striker’s call-up is one of five new additions to the squad¬†after the FAI confirmed that several players would be ruled out of the Armenia game.

Liverpool goalkeeper and Stephen Kenny’s current number one Caoimhin Kelleher, as well as QPR defender Conor Masterson and Rotherham’s Trevor Clarke, will not be involved.

Shamrock Rovers winger Neil Farrugia has also been ruled out along with Southampton’s Michael Obafemi.

Kenny has called Manchester City goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu back into the squad along with familiar faces Kameron Ledwidge from Southampton and Ross County’s Norwich loanee Simon Power.

Corey O’Keefe, who is currently on loan at Macclesfield Town from Birmingham City, has also received his first Under-21 call-up.


Ireland Under-21 Squad

Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Manchester City), Conor Kearns (UCD AFC).

Defenders: Thomas O’Connor (Gillingham, on loan from Southampton), Danny McNamara (Newport County, on loan from Millwall), Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion), Liam Scales (UCD AFC), Nathan Collins (Stoke City), Corey O’Keefe (Macclesfield Town, on loan from Birmingham City), Kameron Ledwidge (Southampton).

Midfielders: Jason Knight (Derby County), Conor Coventry (West Ham United), Jack Taylor (Barnet), Jack Clarke (Aston Villa), Connor Ronan (DAC Dunajsk√° Streda, on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers), Dan Mandroiu (Bohemians).

Wingers: Zack Elbouzedi (Waterford), Gavin Kilkenny (AFC Bournemouth), Danny Grant (Bohemians), Simon Power (Ross County).

Forwards: Adam Idah (Norwich City), Aidan Keena (Hearts), Anthony Scully (West Ham United)

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Author: Oisin McQueirns

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