Conor Coventry called up to Republic of Ireland U21 squad

Conor Coventry

West Ham United midfielder Conor Coventry has been called up to the Republic of Ireland U21 squad for three friendlies in Marbella.

Jim Crawford’s Boys in Green will travel to Spain's Costa del Sol to ramp up preparations for the European U21 Championship qualifiers, which begin for them in early September.

Coventry and his teammates will play their first friendly of the camp against Switzerland at 11am (IST) on Sunday 30 May at Dama de Noche Football Centre.

They will then challenge Australia at Marbella Football Centre at 12pm on Wednesday 2 June, before returning to Dama de Noche Football Centre to face Denmark at 9pm on Saturday 5 June.

All games will be behind closed doors, with no admittance from the public.

West Ham U23s captain Coventry will be looking to add to his 13 appearances for the Republic of Ireland’s U21s.

The midfielder played an important part in the Boys in Green’s impressive qualification efforts for this year’s U21 Euros tournament - a campaign they ultimately narrowly fell short in.

Coventry received his inaugural call-up to Republic of Ireland senior squad in March, but did not make his first appearance.

The 21-year-old has been in excellent form for the Irons' U23s side this season, scoring charts seven goals in 20 appearances for the development squad as they retained their Premier League 2 Division 1 status.