UPDATED: Norwich and Luton starlet McGeehan gets Northern Ireland U21 call

All action Hatters midfielder Cameron McGeehan has been named in the Northern Ireland U21 squad to face Italy next month, writes Mark Wood.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 20th February 2014, 3:00 pm
Luton Town v Hereford United. Photos by Liam Smith. wk 08.
Luton Town v Hereford United. Photos by Liam Smith. wk 08.

The on-loan Norwich City starlet is the third Town player who will be on international duty that week with striker Andre Gray and centre-half Fraser Franks away with England C in Jordan.

The 18-year-old this week extended his loan to the end of the season, as Harris said: “It’s been extended until the end of the season now so that’s a weight off of his mind really because he certainly wanted to stay anyway.

“He’s been recognised with a call up to the Northern Ireland U21 squad as well to play Italy. Which is a great testimony to him as well.”

Northern Ireland are set to host the Italians at Mourneview Park in a UEFA European U21 Championship qualifier on Wednesday, March 5, kick-off 4pm.

And Harris was thrilled that Town have had such international recognition.

He added: “I’m delighted for him. We’ll have a couple of players away on international duty which is a nice thing to say.

“We’ll have Cameron away and we’ll have Fraser and Andre in Jordan playing for the England C, so that’s good.

“We’re absolutely delighted all of their hard work (is paying off).

“To get an international cap at whatever level is fantastic and well done to them.”