Two call-ups for Town ahead of Cambridge and Oldham
Two of Town’s defenders have been picked for international duty and with Ryan McGivern be unavailable for the Checkatrade Trophy game against Cambridge United and the trip to Oldham Athletic.
Ryan McGivern has been recalled by Northern Ireland for the their World Cup qualifying game with the Czech Republic and Dom Smith, who is on loan at Barrow, is once again in the Welsh U21 squad for their EUFA U21 qualifiers with Denmark and Luxembourg.
Ryan McGivern is in the squad that is set to play Czech Republic on Sunday 4th September at the Stadion Letnà in Prague.
It is a return to the Northern Ireland squad for Ryan who last was involved in the game against Romania on the 14th November 2014 in the successful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
Dom Smith is the in Wales U21s squad that will play Denmark on Friday 2nd September at Wrexham Racecourse Ground and then play Luxembourg at Bangor Tuesday 6th September
Micky Mellon is pleased for the players and for the recognition the club is getting.
“It’s good news for the players and great for the football club that we have two players away on international duty”, said Micky.
“It’s great credit to the two boys and we are really pleased for that.
“We will be without Ryan for the Cambridge and Oldham games but I’d pleased that he’s got himself back into that group.
“He’s done really well and for our point of view as coaches we see areas that he can improve on him and playing at international level will help that.
“With Dom he’s now playing real competitive mens football each week which will help him and continue his improvement.”