Kilkenny’s Seani Maguire has been named on Mick McCarthys Republic of Ireland squad for a training camp in Portugal ahead of the European Qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar.
He’s on the list of strikers along with Shane Long whose recent goal scoring form for Southampton has given McCarthy more options up front.
Callum Robinson and Scott Hogan are also included.
Robinson returns after injury ruled him out of the March wins against Gibraltar and Georgia while Hogan makes the full squad after featuring in the provisional listing last time out.
Preston North End midfielder Alan Browne features under McCarthy for the first time with Manchester United goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara, fresh from a successful loan spell at Macclesfield Town, and Cardiff City defender Greg Cunningham also named in a 30-man provisional squad.
McCarthy will review his options after the final series of English Premier League games on Sunday and the Championship and League One play-off semi-finals, which feature Conor Hourihane, Glenn Whelan, Richard Keogh, Josh Cullen and Ronan Curtis.
The Ireland squad will train for a week at the Campus sports complex in Quinta Do Lago from May 21 before moving base to the FAI National Training Centre ahead of the trip to Denmark and the home game with Gibraltar at the start of June.
Republic of Ireland Squad
Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Kieran O’Hara (Manchester United), Mark Travers (Bournemouth)
Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Kevin Long (Burnley), John Egan (Sheffield United), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Greg Cunningham (Cardiff City)
Midfielders: Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Harry Arter (Cardiff City*), Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic*), Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa), Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers), James McClean (Stoke City), Alan Judge (Ipswich Town), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), Robbie Brady (Burnley), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City)
Forwards: David McGoldrick (Sheffield United), Shane Long (Southampton), Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Scott Hogan (Sheffield United*), James Collins (Luton Town), Aiden O’Brien (Millwall), Callum Robinson (Preston North End).