West Ham’s Declan Rice is one of five new faces called up by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill for their friendly against Turkey.
The defender could be set to make his debut for the national side after impressing for West Ham in recent months. Ireland will take on Turkey on the 23rd March in Antalya.
Rice was born in London, but is eligible for Ireland due to his grandparents. He had expressed an interest in playing for the Irish side, despite an interest from England.
Kieran O’Hara and defenders Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams and Enda Stevens are the other debutants called up by O’Neill as the Republic of Ireland begin their preparations for Euro 2020 qualification next Autumn.
Ireland only play one friendly in March, but will take on France and the United States in the Summer before the UEFA Nations League kicks off in September.