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Fordey gets Ireland call

29 October 2014

Lions keeper in 36-man provisional squad

Millwall goalkeeper David Forde has been named by the Republic of Ireland in a provisional 36-man squad for the forthcoming international fixtures against Scotland and the United States.

Martin O'Neill's Irish side are undefeated in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign to date, having beaten Georgia and Gibraltar and most recently recording a dramatic 1-1 draw against World Champions Germany.

Fordey, who has established himself as Ireland's No. 1 goalkeeper, will hope to start the games against Scotland at Celtic Park on Friday 14th November, before facing the US in a friendly in Dublin on the following Monday.

The provisional squad in full is as follows:
Goalkeepers - David Forde (Millwall), Shay Given (Aston Villa), Rob Elliot (Newcastle United),Darren Randolph (Birmingham City), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday).

Defenders - Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace), Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers), Stephen Kelly (Reading), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Brian Lenihan (Hull City), Paul McShane (Hull City), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Reading), Stephen Ward (Burnley), Marc Wilson (Stoke City).

Midfielders - Robbie Brady (Hull City), Darron Gibson (Everton), Paul Green (Rotherham United), Jeff Hendrick (Derby County), James McCarthy (Everton), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Aiden McGeady (Everton), David Meyler (Hull City), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City), Stephen Quinn (Hull City), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City).

Forwards - Simon Cox (Reading), Kevin Doyle (Crystal Palace), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town), Conor Sammon (Ipswich Town), Anthony Stokes (Celtic), Jonathan Walters (Stoke City).

If you haven't seen it already, watch Fordey's brilliant double save last weekend in Millwall's 1-0 win against Cardiff City here:

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