Sunderland winger McClean added to Ireland squad

INTERNATIONAL CALL-UP .. .Sunderland's James McClean.
INTERNATIONAL CALL-UP .. .Sunderland's James McClean.
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SUNDERLAND winger James McClean has been added to the Republic of Ireland squad for next week’s friendly with the Czech Republic.

McClean was a surprise omission from the initial squad announced last week as boss Giovanni Trapattoni stuck with those who had secured Ireland’s place at Euro 2012.

But the 23-year-old, along with Derby County midfielder Paul Green, has now been added to the party for Wednesday’s clash at the Aviva Stadium.

Meanwhile Sunderland duo Phil Bardsley and Craig Gordon have both been named in the Scotland squad for next week’s friendly with Slovenia.