Celtic’s Stokes called back into Republic of Ireland setup

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has been re-called into the Republic of Ireland national team.

The 25-year old has not represented his country since he pulled out of a 2011 friendly because of tiredness when Giovanni Trapattoni was in charge but will be given another chance through interim boss Noel King.

Stokes, along with fellow former long-time absentees Darron Gibson (Everton) and Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest), have been included in King’s 25-man squad for World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Kazakhstan on October 10 and 14 respectively.

Republic of Ireland squad for Germany and Kazakhstan WC qualifiers

Goalkeepers

David Forde (Millwall)
Keiren Westwood (Sunderland)
Darren Randolph (Birmingham)

Defenders

Joey O'Brien (West Ham)
Sean St Ledger (Leicester)
Marc Wilson (Stoke)
Seamus Coleman (Everton)
Stephen Kelly (Reading)
Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa)
Paul McShane (Hull)

Midfielders

Darron Gibson (Everton)
Glenn Whelan (Stoke)
James McCarthy (Everton)
Paul Green (Leeds)
Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest)
Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow)
Anthony Pilkington (Norwich)
James McClean (Wigan)
Robbie Brady (Hull)
Stephen Quinn (Hull)
Wes Hoolahan (Norwich)

Forwards

Shane Long (West Brom)
Robbie Keane (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Jon Walters (Stoke)
Kevin Doyle (Wolves)
Anthony Stokes (Celtic)

 
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