CELTIC developmental star and Former Manchester Utd academy player Lee O’Connor has made the cut for the Ireland squad and could earn his first ever cap under Mick McCarthy during the international break.
Lee is another player who has come into Celtic this summer who the club has big hopes for. There were a lot of Man Utd fans upset the club let Lee go on a permanent deal. So far, the defender has been trying to settle into his new surroundings at Lennoxtown.
Playing for the Irish under 21s last month the defender had mixed fortune – earning plaudits against Italy and also being sent off for a second yellow in a disappointing defeat to Iceland.
Celtic's Lee O'Connor makes final Ireland squad for New Zealand and Denmark, as do Robbie Brady and Ciaran Clark. James McCarthy not involved, 'personal reasons' cited. pic.twitter.com/7n3HrQhwWs
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We’ll see if this expedites O’Connor’s first team opportunities at Celtic in the coming months.
Jeremie Frimpong has already made the breakthrough at Parkhead and O’Connor has the potential to do something similar.