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Irish calls deserved, says Enda

20 August 2019

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Enda Stevens isn't surprised to see three of his club colleagues selected alongside him in Mick McCarthy's latest Republic of Ireland squad.

John Egan, David McGoldrick and Callum Robinson, in addition to Stevens, were all recently named in McCarthy's provisional squad for Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Switzerland and Bulgaria in Dublin next month.

And Stevens believes the call-ups are again well deserved, commenting: "We are certainly racking up some numbers here.

"It is good for the manager at Ireland to know that he has got lads here now who are building relationships at club level.

"I'm sure that will only benefit us now when we go away with Ireland and it is also great recognition for this football club."

Stevens added: "Perhaps we have been starved in recent years of having more players from the top-flight.

"Thankfully with promotion last season, and with the arrival of Callum Robinson, we have upped the numbers in the squad.

"With Conor Hourihane getting promoted with Aston Villas as well, It is looking good for Ireland as well as Sheffield United."


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