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Irish hopes for Defender

25 March 2016

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Shane Duffy will be hoping to earn his second senior cap for the Republic of Ireland when they face Switzerland this Friday night.

The Rovers defender, who joined up with his international colleagues off the back of his stunning winning goal against Brentford on Saturday, is part of Martin O'Neil's squad for the international friendly at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Duffy's last appearance for the Irish senior side came back in June 2014 when he featured in an end of season friendly against Costa Rica in Philadelphia, USA, so he'll be eager to earn further honours.

Also hoping to earn further honours is midfielder Lee Williamson.

Despite having not featured for Rovers since January due to a calf injury sustained in the warm-up of the FA Cup tie at Newport, the midfielder is with the Jamaican squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica.

The Reggae Boyz are in action at the Independence Stadium, Kingston, this Friday night against a Costa Rican side that sit top of Group B having beaten Panama and Haiti to date.

Third placed Jamaica know that they'll need positive results in the home match tonight, and the return fixture in San Jose next Tuesday, if they want to be one of the two teams that progress through to the next stage of the qualification process.

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