Brighton & Hove Albion defender Shane Duffy has been named in Republic of Ireland’s 30-man provisional squad for an upcoming training camp and friendly against Turkey.
The 26-year-old will travel with his team-mates to Antalya, Turkey, on Monday 19th March for three days of training before a friendly on Friday 23rd March.
Duffy will be looking to add to his 17 international appearances for his country - following November’s disappointment of missing out on qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Albion defender scored against Denmark in the second leg of Ireland’s play-off against Denmark, but Martin O’Neill’s side ended up losing the game 5-1 at the Aviva Stadium.
Albion manager Chris Hughton commented on Duffy's character to bounce back from November's loss and help the Seagulls in their battle to survive in the Premier League.
He said, "What Shane had was the great challenge of reacting to disappointment – and then doing his best in the Premier League here with us.
"He’s adapted really well and those highs and lows are part and parcel of the game. Like many others in the side, he’s forged a great partnership with Lewis Dunk alongside him."