Preston North End striker Sean Maguire gets another late Republic of Ireland call

Preston North End striker Sean Maguire has received another late call-up to the Republic of Ireland squad.

Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 1:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 1:24 pm

It is the second international break in a row that the 26-year-old has been drafted into the squad at the last minute.

Maguire replaces Aaron Connolly in the squad, the Brighton forward having been injured in training.

Also ruled out of the squad is former PNE player Callum Robinson who has tested positive for Covid-19.

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Preston North End striker Sean Maguire in action for Republic of Ireland against Finland in October

The Irish face England in a friendly at Wembley on Thursday night, then have Nations League matches against Wales and Bulgaria.

Maguire played twice for his country last month in the games against Wales and Finland, and will be looking to add to his 10 caps over the coming days.

He joins North End team-mate Alan Browne in the squad.

A Football Association of Ireland statement said: "Republic of Ireland striker Aaron Connolly has been ruled out of the England, Wales and Bulgaria fixtures through injury.

"The Brighton and Hove Albion forward will miss the three matches through an injury sustained in training yesterday and Preston North End striker Sean Maguire has been called up as a replacement."

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