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Wycombe winger Horgan admits Irish disappointment over West Ham midfielder Rice call

Wycombe Wanderers winger Daryl Horgan admits there's disappointment in West Ham midfielder turning his back on the Republic of Ireland.

Horgan admits that there is some lingering regret, but not recrimination, that Rice decided to ditch his allegiance to the Irish cause as the West Ham man prepares to turn out for England against his former national team colleagues this week.

“Look, we all know how good a player he is," said Horgan.

“He's a very talented guy. It's one of them. He should never have been in that position in the first place.

“There should be stricter rules so that if you play a friendly, then that's that. But the position presented itself, he was born in England, has lived in England all his life. I can understand it.

“It's disappointing from our point of view because he's a very, very good player. But I wouldn't hold it against him.

“He's a young guy and he probably felt the option would never be there so it presented itself and he made the decision. And he's having a great career and I'm sure he'll have a great career for the foreseeable future."

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