Irish call for Sadlier

West Ham United attacking midfielder Kieran Sadlier has been called into the Republic of Ireland U16 squad for an international friendly double-header with Czech Republic later this month.

Sadlier has been named in an 18-man party for the matches, which will be contested at Rock Celtic FC, Blackrock, County Louth, on 24 November, and Kingspan Century Park, Monaghan, on 26 November.

The call-up represents the youngster's first involvement at U16 level for his country, with Sadlier being one of four English-based players in manager John Morling's squad. He has already enjoyed success with Ireland having scored on his debut for the Under-15s against Northern Ireland in May.

Ireland will be eager to bounce back after back-to-back friendly defeats by Denmark away from home last month.