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BOSS DELIGHTED FOR DIDZ AND IRELAND

14 November 2014

'Seamus' McGoldrick is a great addition for Republic says Mick

Mick McCarthy says David McGoldrick deserves his chance to play on the international stage and will be a great addition to the Republic of Ireland squad. 

Didz joined up with Martin O’Neill’s side for the first time this week after the paperwork came through last weekend to give him the clearance to represent Ireland.

The Nottingham-born striker, who qualifies for the Irish through his ‘birth' grandmother, is joined in the squad by fellow Blue Daryl Murphy for their 2015 European Championship qualifier against Scotland tonight, who include Christophe Berra in their squad. 

“It will be Seamus McGoldrick now!” joked the Town boss with the Club website.

“It’s fantastic for Didz though, fantastic for the Club and fantastic for Ireland. They are getting a really good player, someone who can cope with that level. 

“He has the technical skills and the nous to play at international level as well as the willingness to do all the dirty jobs, tracking back, defending from corners. 

“He deserves to play on the international stage.”

The Republic take on Scotland at Celtic Park before facing the United States in a friendly in Dublin next Tuesday. 

Mick was in the Ireland team the last time the two countries met in European Championship action with Mark Lawrenson’s goal giving them a 1-0 win at Hampden Park in February 1987. 

“I was up in Glasgow this week talking about the game at a press conference and it gave me a feel for tonight’s match. It should be a great occasion,” added Mick.

Subscribers to Ipswich Player can watch the full interview with Mick now.      


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