John O'Shea

Trio get international calls

by Stuart Vose

Three called up to Republic of Ireland squad.

A trio of Sunderland players have been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for a forthcoming international.

Defender John O’Shea, winger James McClean and goalkeeper Keiren Westwood have all been selected by Eire coach Giovanni Trappatoni.

The trio will all be hoping to face Poland in Dublin on February 6.

Trapattoni has opted to shuffle his pack ahead of the game at the Aviva Stadium, including five uncapped players in his squad.

As well as the three Sunderland men, former Black Cat David Meyler has also been included in the 27-man squad.