OMAGH lad Robbie McDaid has been included in the Northern Ireland U21 squad which begins it’s qualifying campaign for the UEFA European U21 Championships next month.
Jim Magilton’s Northern Ireland host Scotland on Saturday, September 5 before travelling to face Iceland on Tuesday, September 8.
McDaid, who is in his second season at Championship One side Leeds United following a move from Glenavon, admitted he was shocked to get the call.
“It came as a bit of a shock but obviously I’m delighted,” said the 18-year-old.
“I wasn’t really expecting it to be honest because I have this year and the next two at this age group.”
In his first full season at Elland Road McDaid made considerable progress and rounded it off in impressive fashion by scoring the winner against Coventry U21s.
McDaid’s current contract ends in June next year and the talented spearhead, who doesn’t turn 19 until October, more than anyone is well aware the importance of the weeks and months ahead.
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