Canary rebel named in Ireland squad

Wantaway Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad to face Serbia next month.

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Wantaway Norwich City man Wes Hoolahan keeps Ireland squad place, while Ipswich striker Murphy earns recall

Wes Hoolahan in action for the Republic of Ireland against Latvia. Credit: PA

Wantaway Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan has been named in the provisional Republic of Ireland squad to face Serbia next month.

The former Blackpool man was desperate to engineer a move away from Carrow Road in the January transfer window after becoming frustrated at his lack of playing minutes.

Despite not featuring for the Canaries for a number of weeks, Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has decided to name the playmaker in his latest squad, while Hoolahan's Norwich teammate Anthony Pilkington has also been selected.

Daryl Murphy has been recalled to the Ireland squad. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy has been recalled to the squad for the first time since 2008, and on loan midfielder Paul Green has made the cut too.

Provisional Republic of Ireland squad to face Serbia on March 5:

Goalkeepers: David Forde (Millwall), Darren Randolph (Birmingham City), Rob Elliot (Newcastle United)

Defenders: Richard Keogh (Derby County), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Marc Wilson (Stoke City), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Reading), Stephen Kelly (Reading), Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace), Richard Dunne (QPR), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Stephen Ward (Brighton and Hove Albion)

Midfielders: James McCarthy (Everton), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), Paul Green (Ipswich Town), Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest), Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City), Aiden McGeady (Everton), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Stephen Quinn (Hull City), David Meyler (Hull City), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City)

Strikers: Shane Long (Hull City), Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest), Kevin Doyle (QPR), Jon Walters (Stoke City), Anthony Stokes (Celtic), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town)

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