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City Trio Called Up

Glenn Whelan representing the Republic of Ireland at UEFA Euro 2012

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13:04 26th September 2012

Trapattoni comes calling for City stars

STOKE CITY trio Jonathan Walters, Glenn Whelan and Marc Wilson have been named in the latest Republic of Ireland squad for two forthcoming internationals.

Giovanni Trapattoni has named the three players amongst his latest 23-man squad for next months World Cup Qualifiers against Germany (Friday October 12, Dublin) and the Faroe Islands (Tuesday October 16, Torshavn).

Walters and Whelan both featured in their country’s opening Group C clash against Kazakhstan earlier this month, where two late goals from Robbie Keane and Kevin Doyle secured them maximum points in Astana.

Whilst Wilson was also part of the travelling party, he failed to feature in the clash, but did pick up his second cap in their 4-1 friendly victory against Oman just four days later at Fulham’s Craven Cottage.

Announcing the team on Wednesday, Italian Trapattoni said: “As we face these important games, we will hope to build on the three points we gained in Kazakhstan.

“Our first game against Germany will be a difficult challenge and the home support will play an important part.

“We must also remember that we have two matches, and we will be focussing on every detail to pick up points on our journey to qualification for Brazil.”

The full squad is as follows:

Keiren Westwood
David Forde
Darren Randolph
Marc Wilson
John O’Shea
Sean St. Ledger
Darren O’Dea
Stephen Ward
Stephen Kelly
Paul McShane
Glenn Whelan
James McCarthy
Keith Andrews
Keith Fahey
Seamus Coleman
Aiden McGeady
Andy Keogh
James McClean
Robbie Keane
Kevin Doyle
Shane Long
Simon Cox
Jon Walters

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