Henderson gets international call

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Stephen Henderson heads a list of five West Ham United players to receive international call-ups.

The 24-year-old stopper, who has previously earned eight U21 caps, has been named in a provisional 25-man squad for Republic of Ireland's friendly with Poland next month.

Giovanni Trapattoni's side are set to take on Poland at the Aviva Stadium on 6 February, before critical FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifiers in Sweden and then at home to Austria.

Henderson, whose loan spell at Ipswich Town was curtailed due to an ankle injury, is yet to make his senior international bow.

Meanwhile, Academy graduates Dan Potts and Blair Turgott are both included in the England U19 squad to face Denmark at Doncaster's Keepmoat stadium on Tuesday 5 February.

Head coach Noel Blake has selected an 18-man squad for the friendly, in preparation for May's European Under-19 Championship qualification campaign.

England's young guns will compete against Belgium, Georgia and Scotland as they bid to book their place at this summer's finals in Lithuania.

Potts, who turns 19 in April, has made five starts for the Hammers' first team this season, while Turgott continues to make an impression at Npower League Two side Bradford City.

Finally, development squad players Kieran Sadlier and January recruit Sean Maguire feature in the Republic of Ireland U19 squad for their forthcoming friendlies against Czech Republic.

The Irish pair are due to meet the Czechs twice in the space of just three days in February, as they step up their preparation for the UEFA Championships elite qualifying round in June.