HULL CITY’s Paul McShane, Robbie Brady, Stephen Quinn, David Meyler and Brian Lenihan have all been named in the Republic of Ireland’s provisional squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Scotland and the home friendly against USA.
Sheffield Wednesday custodian Kieren Westwood and Rotherham United midfielder Paul Green are also in the 36-man party.
Meanwhile, Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy have been recalled to the squad after the pair missed last month’s 7-0 demolition of Gibraltar and creditable 1-1 draw in Germany with hamstring and thigh injuries respectively.
Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan, who suffered a minor leg fracture during the clash in Gelsenkirchen and which was expected to sideline him for between four and six weeks, has also been named in the squad.
Hull have taken Chicago Fire’s Sean Johnson on a short-term trial as they seek cover in the goalkeeping department due to injuries to Allan McGregor and Steve Harper.
The USA international, named as Chicago’s MVP and Defensive Player of the Year for 2014, is due to link up with Hull today and will remain in England until November 9.
Johnson, who trained with Manchester United in December 2011, said: “Going to Hull City will be a fantastic training opportunity.
“Going over every year has proven great for me.
“As a player, to get better every single day, to develop, to play at that level, to see how it’s done day-in, day-out is really great for myself.”
Sheffield Wednesday loanee forward Hallam Hope has returned to parent club Everton after just three appearances from the bench for the Championship club.
Meanwhile, Huddersfield Town have recalled midfielder Duane Holmes from a loan spell at Bury.
The 19-year-old had been set to remain with the Shakers until January, but has now returned to Town, with his seven appearances for David Flitcroft’s side all coming from the bench.
Highly-rated Irish teenage striker Ronan Coughlan has signed a long-term contract that will keep him at Huddersfield until the summer of 2017.