West Ham United midfielder Conor Coventry has been called up to the Republic of Ireland’s Under-21 squad for three friendlies in Marbella.
Jim Crawford’s Boys in Green will travel to Spain’s Costa del Sol to speed up preparations for the qualifiers for the European Under-21 Championship, which will begin for them in early September.
Coventry and his teammates will play their first camp friendly against Switzerland at 11 a.m. (IST) on Sunday, May 30 at Dama de Noche Football Center.
They next face Australia at Marbella Football Center at 12 p.m. on Wednesday June 2, before returning to Dama de Noche Football Center to face Denmark at 9 p.m. on Saturday June 5.
All matches will take place behind closed doors, with no public admissions.
Team Announcement | # IRLU21🇮🇪
Jim Crawford calls 7 uncapped players into his squad for 3 friendlies in Spain.
Brennan, Ebosele, Finn Benoa, Johansson, Rose, Roughan and Whelan are all on their first U21 squad ☘️⚽️
– FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) May 25, 2021
West Ham U23 captain Coventry will look to add to his 13 appearances for Republic of Ireland U21s.
The midfielder was instrumental in the Boys in Green’s impressive efforts to qualify for this year’s U21 Euros tournament – a campaign in which they ended up narrowly failing.
Coventry received their first call-up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad in March, but did not make their first appearance.
The 21-year-old has been in excellent form for the Irons Under-23 team this season, scoring seven goals in 20 appearances for the development team as they retained their Premier League 2 Division 1 status.