Monday 21 April 2014

Squad named for England clash

Uncapped MK Dons player Tom Flanagan has been named in the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad

Northern Ireland Under-21 boss Stephen Robinson has named a 20-man squad for what could be his final match in charge against England on Tuesday.

Robinson's selection included 16-year-old Fulham defender Liam Donnelly and two other uncapped players, Tom Flanagan of Gillingham, who is on loan at MK Dons, and Nottingham Forest's David Morgan.

Senior squad regulars Lee Hodson of Watford and Ipswich's Josh Carson were also selected for the game in Blackpool.

Northern Ireland travel to Bloomfield Road on the back of seven successive defeats that saw them fail to join England at next summer's Under-21 Championship finals in Israel.

The Irish Football Association has advertised for a replacement for Robinson, who will remain on board as under-19 and under-17 coach.

Squad: Devlin (Cliftonville), Glendinning ( Linfield); Thompson (Watford), Hegarty ( Rangers), C McLaughlin (Fleetwood), Flanagan (Gillingham), McKeown ( Kilmarnock), McEleney ( Derry City), Hodson (Watford), R McLaughlin (Liverpool).

Donnelly (Fulham); P McLaughlin (York), Morgan (Nottingham Forest), Carson (Ipswich), Magennis ( Aberdeen), Lund (Stoke), Clucas ( Bristol Rovers); Winchester, (Oldham), Boyce (Cliftonville), McAlinden (Wolves).

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