Nottingham Forest’s Andy Reid has been announced in Republic of Ireland’s squad for their next set of World Cup qualifiers.The 31 year old has been in sensational form for The Reds this season but has not represented his country since 2007. This could soon change, however, with him now in contention to face Germany and Kazakhstan.
He said: “I’m absolutely delighted. It’s been a long time and there has been quite a bit made of me not being in the squad. I’ve always been really proud of playing for my country. It’s a great honour and to be involved again will be absolutely fantastic. I’m really grateful for the opportunity.
“I feel like I’m playing well and it would be nice for me to taste some international action. Hopefully I’ll perform on that stage as well.”
Reid isn’t the only Red to have been called up for international duty.
Gonzalo Jara Reyes has been given the nod by Chile for their qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia while Kuwaiti keeper Khaled Al Rashidi is in line to face Jordan and Lebanon in qualifying matches for the 2015 Asian Cup.
Meanwhile, Chelsea loanee Nathaniel Chalobah has been called up to England’s Under 21s squad for their European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Lithuania.