Gary Rogers may be given a shock call-up to the Ireland squad for Dutch friendly

No League of Ireland-based player has won an international cap with Ireland since 2007

BY Daniel Kelly 14:43 Thursday 26 May 2016, 14:43 26 May 2016

Goalkeeper Gary Rogers Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers may be in line to feature in Ireland's squad against the Netherlands in Dublin on Friday evening.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, manager Martin O'Neill said that the Meath native has "a possibility" of featuring in the final game in Dublin ahead of Euro 2016.

Rogers was called into the Ireland squad on Wednesday to help out during training sessions and O'Neill has "performed brilliantly" in training according to O'Neill.

The goalkeeper has been crucial to Dundalk's recent successes. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The last League of Ireland player to play for Ireland was Cork City's Joe Gamble. The midfielder won two caps on a tour to America in 2007.

Rogers has been one of the stars of the League of Ireland in recent years. The League Cup is the only major domestic title missing from the goalkeeper's CV. He has won league and cup titles at both Sligo Rovers and Dundalk.

He has previously represented a League of Ireland XI when they faced Manchester United in the Aviva Stadium. The veteran shot-stopper has also played in the stadium in two FAI Cup finals.


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