Preston North End forward Callum Robinson has issued a ‘come and get me’ plea to the Republic of Ireland, declaring he is available for selection.
The 23-year-old was born in Northampton, but qualifies via his Monaghan-born grandmother. He has played for England from Under-16 to U-20 level, but is now interesting in playing for the Boys in Green.
“I’m not saying that they are going to pick me but I’d like to put it out there that I’m available and looking ahead to the future,” Robinson told Ben Blake of The42.ie.
“I was gutted when Ireland didn’t get through to the World Cup but I remember seeing supporters in tears and I was just like ‘That’s what it’s about’. I haven’t played for Ireland so don’t know the feeling but when I saw that and I heard the fans, it was amazing.
“I am often there Snapchatting Greg [Cunningham] saying ‘Oh my God, what an atmosphere’.”
Robinson scored 10 Championship goals last season in 42 appearances for Preston, and has four goals in the current campaign while usually deployed as a left-winger.