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'He impressed Roy. I thought about bringing him in' - In-form Hogan will have to wait for Ireland call-up
Martin O’Neill took the opportunity to praise the Brentford striker at today’s press conference.

BRENTFORD STRIKER SCOTT Hogan narrowly missed out on a first call-up to Ireland’s latest squad, according to manager Martin O’Neill.

A 35-man list was announced in Dublin this afternoon ahead of the Euro 2016 warm-up match against the Netherlands on 27 May with Oxford Town winger Callum O’Dowda the only new face.

Brentford striker Scott Hogan has been monitored by Ireland’s management team in recent weeks and assistant boss Roy Keane attended their 5-1 win over Huddersfield last weekend.

Hogan, who is eligible to play to represent the Boys in Green through Irish grandparents, bagged two that day to take his tally for the season up to seven.

Incredibly, all of his goals have been scored in the past four games.

Speaking today, O’Neill praised the 24-year-old and revealed he toyed with the idea of including the 24-year-old’s name for the Euro 2016 warm-up.

“He has done very well and Roy was pretty impressed with him,” O’Neill explained.

We have a number of players who would be in front of him at this minute. He is coming back from injury himself but definitely he looks very good.

“I think it might have been a bit too early for this one but he’s certainly in my mind. I thought about bringing him in but I left it at this minute. But he’s done very well.”

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