King names U21 squad for Liechtenstein

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Updated: September 28, 2011

Republic of Ireland Under-21 boss Noel King has named a 16-man squad for the forthcoming UEFA U21 Championships Group Eight qualifying round fixture against Liechtenstein.

The Irish will play Liechtenstein in Eschen on Tuesday, October 11, in their third game in the qualifying series. They beat Hungary 2-1 in their opening game then were unfortunate 1-0 losers to Turkey next time out.

Following his recent return from injury with Manchester City, senior international defender Greg Cunningham will come into the under-21 squad for the first time. Sean Scannell also returns have missed the recent games due to injury.

Manager King will make two further additions to his squad ahead of their departure for Eschen.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND U21 SQUAD
Ian McLoughlin – MK Dons FC
Aaron McCarey – Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
Shane Duffy – Scunthorpe United FC (on loan from Everton FC)
Gavin Gunning – Dundee United FC
Rob Kiernan – Wigan Athletic FC
Niall Canavan – Scunthorpe United FC
Greg Cunningham – Manchester City FC
Mark Connolly – Bolton Wanderers FC
Richie Towell – Hibernian FC (on loan from Celtic FC)
Aidan White – Leeds United FC
Adam Barton – Preston North End FC
Conor Clifford – Chelsea FC
Jeff Hendrick – Derby County FC
Robbie Brady – Hull City FC (on loan from Manchester United FC)
Sean Scannell – Crystal Palace FC
James Collins – Shrewsbury Town FC

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