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O'Brien added to Ireland squad

Derby defender Mark O'Brien has been named in the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad for their forthcoming friendly against Holland.

Last Updated: 22/01/13 at 15:26 Post Comment

Noel King: Calls O'Brien up to his squad

Noel King: Calls O'Brien up to his squad

O'Brien is in Noel King's squad to face the Dutch at Tallaght Stadium on Wednesday, February 6.

The 20-year-old Dubliner has recently been deputising for the injured Jake Buxton at centre-back for the Rams.

His international call comes on the back of three of his club-mates - fellow centre-half Richard Keogh, midfielder Jeff Hendrick and striker Conor Sammon - being drafted into the senior Ireland squad.

"It's pleasing to see another one of our players receive international recognition and after battling back from a few long-term injuries already in his career. Mark thoroughly deserves this call-up," said Derby boss Nigel Clough.

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