West Ham United’s Armstrong Oko-Flex receives a first call-up while Southampton’s Will Smallbone and Derby County’s Festy Ebosele return to the squad following injury.
Ireland takes on Italy at Tallaght Stadium on Friday, November 12th before hosting Sweden four days later on Tuesday, November 16th.
Republic of Ireland Under-21 Squad
Goalkeepers: Brian Maher (Bray Wanderers), David Odumosu (Drogheda United), Luke McNicholas (Cliftonville, on loan from Sligo Rovers)
Defenders: Joel Bagan (Cardiff City), Festy Ebosele (Derby County), Andy Lyons (Bohemians) Oisin McEntee (Greenock Morton, on loan from Newcastle United), Mark McGuinness (Cardiff City), Jake O’Brien (Crystal Palace), Lee O’Connor (Tranmere Rovers, on loan from Celtic)
Midfielders: Conor Coventry (Peterborough United, on loan from West Ham United) Dawson Devoy (Bohemians), Ryan Johansson (Fortuna Sittard, on loan from Seville), Gavin Kilkenny (Bournemouth), Ollie O’Neill (Fulham), Conor Noss (Borussia Möchengladbach), Will Smallbone (Southampton), Ross Tierney (Bohemians)
Forwards: Evan Ferguson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Will Ferry (Crawley Town, on loan from Southampton), Joshua ‘JJ’ Kayode (Rotherham United), Liam Kerrigan (UCD), Armstrong Oko-Flex (West Ham United), Colm Whelan (UCD), Tyreik Wright (Salford City, on loan from Aston Villa)
2022 UEFA Under-21 European Championship Qualifier Republic of Ireland v Italy Friday, November 12 Tallaght Stadium KO 5:30pm LIVE on RTÉ2
2022 UEFA Under-21 European Championship Qualifier Republic of Ireland v Sweden Tuesday, November 16 Tallaght Stadium KO 7pm