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Southampton attacker called up as O'Brien completes squad for U17 Euros in Parrott's absence

Roland Idowu joins the panel ahead of Friday’s opener against Greece as Troy Parrott is ruled out.

Ireland's U17 squad.
Ireland's U17 squad.
Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

COLIN O’BRIEN HAS completed his Ireland U17 squad ahead of Friday’s European Championships opener against Greece after calling up Southampton’s Roland Idowu.

Troy Parrott’s injury means he’ll miss this summer’s finals, hosted across Ireland, and scuppers O’Brien’s plans.

The 16-year-old Tottenham midfielder was stretchered off after a hefty challenge whilst lining out for the club’s U23 team on Monday.

The management team had been waiting on the fitness of Parrott, but the teenager will not be risked for this summer’s tournament.

“Due to medical advice the Dubliner will not be part of this year’s tournament,” the FAI said this evening in a statement.

“Idowu will now link up with a squad working hard to make the most of home advantage as they begin their task of making it out of Group A by firstly taking on Greece, before the focus turns to Czech Republic and Belgium next week.”

Troy Parrott dejected Troy Parrott has been ruled out of the U17 European Championships. Source: Simon Stacpoole/INPHO

Ireland U17 Fixtures

  • Friday, 3 May: Ireland v Greece, Tallaght Stadium, [KO 7pm]
  • Monday, 6 May: Ireland v Czech Republic, RSC Waterford [KO 7pm]
  • Thursday, 9 May: Ireland v Belgium, Tallaght Stadium, [KO 7pm]

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