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READ | Millers players jet off for international duty

22 March 2022

Club News

READ | Millers players jet off for international duty

22 March 2022

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With the March international break looming, a number of Rotherham United players will be on duty for their nations.

Shane Ferguson, Chiedozie Ogbene, Joshua Kayode and young forward Ciaran McGuckin have all received call-ups and will be jetting off to represent the Millers across the globe.

Here is a round-up of where and when they will be in action.


Shane Ferguson | Northern Ireland  

Wide man Shane Ferguson has received another call-up to the Northern Ireland senior ranks for their upcoming games against Luxembourg and Hungary.

The 30-year-old is a regular in Ian Baraclough’s side and has once again been selected for the upcoming friendly encounters.

Firstly, Shane and his teammates will jet off to the Stade de Luxembourg to take on Luxembourg on Friday 25th March, with a 7:45pm kick off, before heading back to Northern Ireland for another friendly, this time against Hungary.

That fixture will take place on Tuesday 29th March, with a 7:45pm kick off at Windsor Park.


Chiedozie Ogbene | Republic of Ireland

Winger Chiedozie Ogbene is another who has found himself to be a regular on the international front and has once again been selected by manager Stephen Kenny for the Republic of Ireland’s latest round of fixtures.

Chieo is set to be in action for a double-header of friendlies at the Aviva Stadium, with Belgium and Lithuania visiting Dublin on the 26th March and 29th March respectively.

Having already gone up against his idol and world superstar Cristiano Ronaldo earlier in the campaign, Ogbene will not be coming up against the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard, with Belguim manager Roberto Martinez opting to select players with more than 50 caps.


Joshua Kayode | Republic of Ireland U21

Young forward Joshua Kayode will also be in action for his country, after being included in the Republic of Ireland U21s squad for their upcoming clash with Sweden.

‘JJ’ is set to be in action for the Republic on Tuesday 29th March at 5pm, when his side travel to Boras Arena, the 16,284 stadium, which is also home to IF Elfsborg and Norrby IF.

The forward will be hoping to help his country to a second successive victory over Sweden, in their latest UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying stage fixture.

Ciaran McGuckin | Northern Ireland U21

After impressing for the Academy and overseas with Northern Ireland U19s, Ciaran McGuckin has been rewarded for his fine form by receiving his first call-up to Northern Ireland’s U21s side.

McGuckin could be inline to make his debut for the U21s when they take on Slovakia on Friday 25th March in Zilina, for a 3pm kick off.

Then, the side will travel to Stade de l'Épopée in Calais, to take on France on Monday 28th March, 7:45pm kick off.


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