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Away day for Derrick

The defender could feature for the Republic of Ireland later on today as Mick McCarthy's side take on Georgia

12 October 2019

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Rovers defender Derrick Williams could line up for the Republic of Ireland later today when Mick McCarthy's side head to Georgia.

Williams, who was initially on the standby list for his country, has since joined up with the team following injuries to Rovers team-mates Greg Cunningham and Darragh Lenihan at the weekend.

It is Williams’ first call-up from new Republic of Ireland boss McCarthy, who told “Derrick was in the extended 41-man squad for these games and playing regularly for Blackburn, so this is his chance now."

Whilst the Denmark do battle with third placed Switzerland, the Republic head to Georgia today looking to extend their lead at the summit.

Ireland currently sit top of Group C, with 11 points from their opening five group games, two points ahead of the second-placed Danes.

Williams could partner ex-Rover Shane Duffy at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, with the clash scheduled to kick-off at 2pm today.

Good luck, Del!

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