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Shamrock Rovers' Sheppard named in Irish Under-21 squad

Sligo’s Aaron Greene has also been included for the team’s encounter with Liechtenstein on Monday.

Sheppard has been in fine form for Rovers this season.
Sheppard has been in fine form for Rovers this season.
Image: Sheppard

SHAMROCK ROVERS STRIKER Karl Sheppard is among the names included in Noel King’s Irish Under-21 squad.

The side take on Liechtenstein on Monday at The Showgrounds in Sligo at 7.30pm, and King has kept faith with most of the players who beat the same opposition 4-1 in Eschen recently, courtesy of a James Collins hat-trick and a goal from Everton’s Shane Duffy.

Sheppard’s call-up is the culmination of a terrific past few weeks for the youngster, who has caught the eye in Rovers’ Europa League campaign, in addition to winning the Airtricity League Player of the Month accolade for October.

Sligo’s Aaron Greene is the only other Irish-based player to feature in the squad, who have won two of their last three games in Group Seven.

Tickets for the game are available at the Sligo Rovers offices at The Showgrounds, and are priced at €5 for adults and €2 for children.

Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad v Liechtenstein:

Ian McLoughlin – MK Dons FC, Aaron McCarey – Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Lanre Oyebanjo – York City, Shane Duffy – Scunthorpe United FC (on loan from Everton FC), Rob Kiernan – Wigan Athletic FC, Greg Cunningham – Nottingham Forest (on loan from Manchester City FC), Mark Connolly – Bolton Wanderers FC, Gavin Gunning – Dundee United FC, Richie Towell – Hibernian FC (on loan from Celtic FC), Aidan White – Leeds United FC, Adam Barton - Preston North End FC, Conor Clifford - Yeovil Town (on loan from Chelsea FC), Jeff Hendrick – Derby County FC, Robbie Brady – Hull City FC (on loan from Manchester United FC), Aaron Greene  - Sligo Rovers FC, Daniel Kearns – Peterborough United, James Collins – Shrewsbury Town FC, Karl Sheppard – Shamrock Rovers FC.

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