Alex Pearce called up in place of Darren O'Dea for Poland friendly
Published 24/01/2013 | 13:39
Reading defender Alex Pearce has been drafted into the Republic of Ireland squad for next month's friendly against Poland.
The 24-year-old has received a late call-up after manager Giovanni Trapattoni agreed to FC Toronto's request for Darren O'Dea to be allowed to remain with them for their pre-season preparations.
Pearce has one senior cap to date, scoring on his debut in a 4-1 victory over Oman at Craven Cottage in September last year.