Pilkington Gets Republic Of Ireland Call (14/3/17)
Cardiff City's Anthony Pilkington has been called up by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill for the coming international break.
The first break of the 2017 later this month sees Republic of Ireland face Wales in a World Cup 208 qualifier on March 24 and the Aviva Stadium double header also sees them host Iceland in a friendly on March 28.
Brentford's John Egan and Reading's Liam Kelly are given their first calls ups for the provisional 39 man squad and O'Neill will make his final selections in due course as there are some injury issues to be cleared up first.
Full squad (provisional):
Colin Doyle (Bradford City), Rob Elliot (Newcastle United), Darren Randolph (West Ham United), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday).
Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce (Derby County), Paul McShane (Reading), Andy Boyle (Preston North End), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), John Egan (Brentford), Stephen Ward (Burnley), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Aiden McGeady, Daryl Horgan (Preston North End), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), James McCarthy (Everton), Jeff Hendrick, Robbie Brady (Burnley), David Meyler (Hull City), Liam Kelly (Reading), Darron Gibson (Sunderland), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen), James McClean (West Bromwich Albion).
Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), Shane Long (Southampton), David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town), Daryl Murphy (Newcastle United), Adam Rooney (Aberdeen), Jonathan Walters (Stoke City).