Luton Town youngster Ed McJannet has been named Ireland’s U19 team for his friendly double jump against Sweden in Marbella this week.
The teenager, who has already been captain in his country’s U18 squad recently, is part of a 23-month travel party for the matches that serves as preparation for the UEFA U19 qualifiers in Bulgaria next month.
Ireland meet Sweden on Friday and again next Monday, as manager Tom Mohan said: “The squad we have chosen is a culmination of hard work from our MU19 staff and FAI scouts in Ireland and the UK who have covered many matches.
“It has made it possible for us to monitor and assess a large group of players during assessment days and training camps in Ireland and England before we chose the squad for these friendly matches against Sweden.
“It’s so good to finally get clarity that games can continue. We are happy to have a squad again after preparing for so long and without a doubt Sweden will be a tough opponent.
“They are a strong, well-organized side with quality attacking players who will give us a test and that’s what we want.
“I am sure there will be a good advantage in the matches as the players will fight for places in the European qualifiers.”
Goalkeepers: Arlo Doherty (Leicester City), Dan Rose (Schalke 04)
Defender: James Abankwah (St Patrick’s Athletic), Tayo Adaramola (Crystal Palace), Val Adedokun (Brentford), Bosun Lawal (Celtic), Anselmo Garcia MacNulty (Wolfsburg), Jevon Mills (Hull City), Josh Seary (Preston North End)
Midfielder: John Joe Patrick Finn Benoa (Getafe), Kian Corbally (St Patrick’s Athletic), Evan Caffrey (UCD), Oisin Gallagher (Lincoln City), Ben McCormack (St Patrick’s Athletic), Ed McJannet (Luton Town), Harry Vaughan (Oldham Athletic) ))
Forward: Aidomo Emakhu (Shamrock Rovers), Cristiano Fitzgerald (Boavista), Zak Gilsenan (Blackburn Rovers), Cian Hayes (Fleetwood Town), Johnny Kenny (Sligo Rovers), Jamie Mullins (Bohemians), Luke Pearce (Southampton).