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Republic Of Ireland Rely On Szmodics Longford Heritage For Call-Up

He is one of three replacement players called up by Stephen Kenny.

Peterborough’s attacking midfielder Sam Szmodics (pr: Shmod-icks) has been called into the Republic of Ireland squad. 

He qualifies through his Longford-born grandmother. 

Injuries to Aaron Connolly and Callum Robinson have forced them to withdraw from the squad for the games with Andorra and Hungary.

Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers is drafted in to replace the injured Darren Randolph. 

Peterborough United attacking midfielder Sam Szmodics have received his first international call-up to the Ireland squad after an impressive campaign with the Posh.

The 25-year old made 42 appearances last season, scoring 15 goals as Peterborough secured promotion to the Championship.

AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers has also been called into the squad whilst captain Seamus Coleman, who had his injury assessed this week, has been passed fit for the training camp.

Swansea City duo Conor Hourihane and Ryan Manning will link up with the squad on Monday after their EFL Championship play-off final whilst Shamrock Rovers' Daniel Mandroiu will report for duty on Sunday following the SSE Airtricity Premier Division fixture against Longford Town.

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