Neil Harris’ Millwall squad are now preparing to return to League action at The Den this weekend after six players represented their respective nations during the international break. Here we take a look at their spell with their national sides…
Shane Ferguson, Conor McLaughlin – Northern Ireland
Shane Ferguson and Conor McLaughlin were called up by Michael O’Neill for Northern Ireland’s matches with the Republic of Ireland and Austria. The neighbours’ clash in Dublin saw the two sides play out a 0-0 draw, before the team returned to Windsor Park, edged out 2-1 by Austria’s late winner in the UEFA Nations League despite Corry Evans’ second-half goal. Shane and Conor were unused substitutes for the two games, and the side will now compete in Level C of the competition.
Shaun Williams, Aiden O’Brien – Republic of Ireland
Shaun Williams and Aiden O’Brien again made the Irish squad selected by Martin O’Neill for matches against Northern Ireland and Denmark. Both matches finished goalless as Aiden started against the Danes in the Nations League, playing 65 minutes in a central striker role in Aarhus. The nation will now drop into Level C, likewise to Northern Ireland.
Jiří Skalák – Czech Republic
Jiří Skalák made his long-awaited return to the Czech national squad during the break for the week’s games against Poland and Slovakia. The wide man appeared from the bench in Gdansk against Poland, replacing goalscorer Jakub Jankto and playing the final 24 minutes of the 1-0 win. The Czechs maintained their 100% record over the break with another 1-0 victory in Nations League action, securing their place in Level B by beating Slovakia in Prague thanks to Patrik Schick. Jiří remained on the bench for the contest.
Mahlon Romeo – Antigua & Barbuda
Mahlon Romeo’s Antigua & Barbuda side were involved in an entertaining spectacle late on Monday night, but were unfortunately on the wrong end of a 4-2 scoreline away at Martinique in the CONCACAF Nations League Qualifiers. Former Brentford and Southend United man Myles Weston and winger Quinton Griffith got their names on the scoresheet in the defeat.
Meanwhile, Millwall legend Tim Cahill made his 108th and final appearance for Australia on Tuesday morning as The Socceroos defeated Lebanon 3-0 in Sydney. The 38-year-old forward played the final eight minutes of the victory to a rapturous reception, over 14 years on from his first senior international cap. Cahill scored 50 Australia goals, and netted in three of his four World Cups with the side.
Be sure to keep up-to-date with our players’ international action in our next International Round-Up.