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Sean Maguire Named In Provisional Ireland Squad To Face Georgia And Serbia

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Martin O’Neill has confirmed his provisional Republic of Ireland squad for next month’s crucial World Cup qualifiers -and there’s a place for Preston striker Sean Maguire.

The Boys in Green are finely poised in their group as it stands, and victory against both Georgia and Serbia in September would put them firmly in control of the table on the road to Russia.

O’Neill confirmed that it was Maguire’s performance against reigning Premier Division champions Dundalk in June – a match that O’Neill himself attended at Oriel Park in which the then-Cork City forward scored a hat-trick – that had a big bearing in his inclusion.

While this is obviously a positive, it should be worth noting that this is still a provisional squad, there is no guarantee that Maguire will make the final cut when the squad is reduced in the near future. Still, it is just reward for the 23-year-old to see his name in the list having scored 20 goals for the Leesisders in the League of Ireland this season and earning that move to the Championship.

O’Neill has continued his tradition of naming bloated provisional squads by including 39 players on his list this time. Reading’s Liam Kelly and Maguire’s Preston teammate Greg Cunningham are also included in a very familiar looking panel overall.

 

Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph, Keiren Westwood, Rob Elliot, Colin Doyle
Defenders: Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce, Paul McShane, Shane Duffy, Ciaran Clark, John O’Shea, John Egan, Greg Cunningham, Kevin Long, Stephen Ward, Matt Doherty
Midfielders: Aiden McGeady, James McClean, Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourihane, Jeff Hendrick, Robbie Brady, James McCarthy, Stephen Quinn, Liam Kelly, David Meyler, Harry Arter, Eunan O’Kane, Wes Hoolahan, Jonathan Hayes, Callum O’Dowda, Alan Browne, Daryl Horgan
Forwards: Jonathan Walters, Shane Long, Daryl Murphy, David McGoldrick, Kevin Doyle, Sean Maguire

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