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Ireland U-21s Look To Back Up Bosnia Win In European Qualifiers

They take on Luxembourg at 3pm.

Republic of Ireland Under-21s will look to make it two wins out of two when they take on Luxembourg in Dudelange in their second UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier tomorrow.

A 2-0 win over Bosnia & Herzegovina in Zenica on Friday gave Jim Crawford’s men the perfect start thanks to goals from Tyreik Wright and Conor Coventry.

They’ll head to the Stade Jos Nosbaum stadium looking to take maximum points from their opening games and against opposition they’ll take on in Tallaght Stadium next month.

Match Details

Fixture: Luxembourg U21 v Republic of Ireland U21
KO Time: 3.00pm (Irish time)
Stadium: Stade Jos Nosbaum, Dudelange 
Match Officials

Referee: Loukas Sotiriou (CYP)
Assistant Referee: Omiros Tziortzis (CYP)
Assistant Referee: Ioannis Lazarou (CYP)
Fourth Official: Kyriakos Christodoulou (CYP)
Manager Jim Crawford said: 

“We saw them playing against Italy and they had the better chances before Italy scored and they caused Italy problems on the counter attack. It’s going to be a different type of challenge to Bosnia but a challenge we’re looking forward to as a group.”

Gavin Kilkenny said:

 “None of these away qualifiers are easy. It was a great 2-0 win away in Bosnia and the performance was very good but Luxembourg will pose a threat to us. They’ll be tough opposition and it’s up to us to be ready.”

Republic of Ireland Under-21 Squad 
Goalkeepers: Sam Blair (Bury Town, on loan from Norwich City), Brian Maher (Bray Wanderers), Daniel Rose (Schalke 04).

Defenders: Ronan Boyce (Derry City), Joel Bagan (Cardiff City), Andy Lyons (Bohemians), Anselmo Garcia MacNulty (Wolfsburg), Oisin McEntee (Greenock Morton, on loan from Newcastle United), Jake O’Brien (Crystal Palace), Lee O’Connor (Tranmere Rovers, on loan from Celtic). 

Midfielders: Conor Coventry (Peterborough United, on loan from West Ham United),  Dawson Devoy (Bohemians), Ryan Johansson (Fortuna Sittard, on loan from Sevilla), Gavin Kilkenny (Bournemouth), Andrew Moran (Brighton and Hove Albion), Conor Noss (Borussia Möchengladbach), Ross Tierney (Bohemians), Louie Watson (Derby County). 

Forwards: Evan Ferguson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Will Ferry (Crawley Town, on loan from Southampton), Joshua ‘JJ’ Kayode (Rotherham United), Ollie O’Neill (Fulham), Colm Whelan (UCD), Tyreik Wright (Salford City, on loan from Aston Villa). 

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