Across the four scheduled international breaks during the 2019/20 season, Millwall will be keeping a close eye on the progress of our players donning their national colours. Here we take a look at the lads returning from international duty for the first time this season…
Shane Ferguson – Northern Ireland
As our sole Home Nations representative, Shane Ferguson was again called up for Northern Ireland as they continued their promising push for qualification into the 2020 European Championships. Shane earned senior cap number 40 as the Green and White Army in a 1-0 friendly win over Luxembourg, before the wide man was an unused substitute in a dignified 2-0 qualifying defeat to Germany at Windsor Park. Michael O’Neill’s men sit second in Group C, level on points with their German counterparts and just ahead of the Netherlands.
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson – Iceland
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson was again called up for Iceland as they contested the fifth and sixth of their qualifying matches in Group H, against Moldova and Albania. First up Moldova visited Reykjavik, with Jon getting his name on the scoresheet with the last of the goals in a comfortable 3-0 victory, together with an assist. The Icelandic fortunes however did sour on Tuesday night on Albanian soil, with the hosts running out 4-2 winners over Erik Hamren’s side – who still sit in an encouraging third position behind France and Turkey with four matches remaining.
Jayson Molumby, Danny McNamara – Republic of Ireland U21
Republic of Ireland Under 21 captain and Lions midfielder Jayson Molumby was called up by Stephen Kenny for the nation’s matches against Armenia and Sweden in the UEFA U21 Championship. Young defender Danny McNamara, currently impressing on loan from The Den at Newport County, was given a place in the squad for the first time. Jayson proved integral and impressive once again for his nation as he skippered the side to two victories – 1-0 over the Armenians and 3-1 at Sweden – as the Irish team maintained their 100% record in Group 1 with three wins. Danny was an unused substitute for the two matches, in what was a great experience of international U21 football for the full-back.