Midfielder named in international squad.
David Meyler could be in line for a first senior cap for the Republic of Ireland.
The midfielder has been named in the squad for the upcoming games against Kazakhstan and Oman.
Ireland face the Kazakhs in a World Cup qualifier on September 7 before taking on Oman in a friendly four days later.
Meyler's call-up takes the Sunderland contigent in the squad up to four with John O'Shea, Keiren Westwood and James McClean also named.
The midfielder reacted to the news on his Twitter account, describing the call-up as the biggest moment of his career so far.