Andy Pilkington named in Ireland squad

Anthony Pilkington celebrates scoring his team's second goal against Sunderland on December 2, 2012
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Norwich City midfielder Anthony Pilkington is named in the Republic of Ireland squad for their friendly with Poland next month.

Norwich City midfielder Anthony Pilkington has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for their friendly match against Poland next month.

The 24-year-old, who has played for his country's Under-21 side, is included alongside Derby County trio Conor Sammon, Jeff Hendrick and Richard Keogh.

Stoke City's Jonathan Walters has also been named in the party, alongside West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long.

Ireland face Poland on February 6 before returning to competitive action against Sweden on March 22.

Squad in full:

Keiren Westwood, David Forde, Stephen Henderson; Ciaran Clark, Darren O'Dea, Paul McShane, Seamus Coleman, Richard Keogh, Richard Dunne, Greg Cunningham, Stephen Ward; Anthony Pilkington, James McClean, Robbie Brady, Aiden McGeady, Glenn Whelan, James McCarthy, Jeff Hendrick, David Meyler, Wes Hoolahan; Simon Cox, Shane Long, Jon Walters, Andy Keogh, Kevin Doyle

Derby's Conor Sammon and Forest's Gonzalo Jara battle for the ball on January 19, 2013
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