Sunday 21 Mar
Updated Sunday 21 Mar 17:30

Conor Coventry promoted to senior Republic of Ireland squad

Conor Coventry

West Ham United midfielder Conor Coventry has received his first senior international call-up for the Republic of Ireland, having been promoted from the U21s squad.

The 20-year-old Academy graduate could now be in line to make his senior Republic of Ireland debut during an upcoming triple-header of matches.

Stephen Kenny's side first travel to Serbia’s Red Star Stadium in Belgrade for their opening 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match on Wednesday, before hosting Luxembourg in a second UEFA Group A qualifier at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, next Saturday.

The Republic of Ireland’s third and final game – a friendly – sees them face 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar at Nagyerdei Stadion in Debrecen, Hungary, on Tuesday 30 March.

Coventry’s senior call-up arrives following a series of influential displays for the Boys in Green's U21s in recent campaigns, for whom the central midfielder has won eleven caps.

The playmaker also captains West Ham United’s U23s team and has scored six goals in 14 development squad games so far this season.

Coventry joins former Hammer Josh Cullen in Kenny’s senior Republic of Ireland squad.