Republic of Ireland want Norwich midfielder Pilkington

Norwich City winger Anthony Pilkington is wanted by Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni.

Norwich City winger Anthony Pilkington is wanted by Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni.

Pilkington won an Under-21 cap against Lithuania in 2008 but, as it was a friendly, he did not need an Irish passport to play.

He would require one to feature for the senior side — and Trap sent goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly to speak with Pilkington last month to establish if he was serious about declaring for Ireland , says the Irish Sun.

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