Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan has become the fifth international call-up this week for the Canaries after being drafted into the Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming friendly against Serbia in Belgrade.

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Hoolahan is scheduled to meet up with the Irish party in Dublin on Sunday ahead of the game on Wednesday after replacing Everton’s Darron Gibson, who has suffered a torn thigh injury.

City’s midfield schemer is poised to join John Ruddy, Russell Martin, Robert Snodgrass and Steve Morison on international duty for their respective countries next week - three days before the Premier League opener at Fulham.

Hoolahan missed City’s latest midweek friendly at Hull with a minor knock and Chris Hughton confirmed on Friday afternoon the former Shelbourne playmaker was also set to sit out tomorrow’s finale against Borussia Monchengladbach, prior to returning to training on Monday.

The 30-year-old was overlooked by Giovanni Trapattoni for Ireland’s Euro2012 campaign, but could be in line to win what would be his second full cap after playing in a friendly against Colombia in 2008 early on in the Italian’s reign.

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8 comments

  • Well its about time, go on Wes if you play have the game of your life and show the italian he should have picked you ages ago.

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    MBA Marine

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • The fickle finger of fate f*cks us up again!

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

  • whoohoo at last .Go on Wes show trappatoni just what he's been missing. Well deserved.and dont get injured !

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Cant understand the need for these games 3 days before the start of the season. On the pub front, used to drink in a Surrey pub in the 70's, Friday night Osgood,Hutchinson and Garland managed several pints and still played for Chelsea next day, happy days!

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    tom the taxi

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Prolix Paddy caught up at 08.38 this morning, Wiv. Poor Wes, Traps may not ask him again.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

  • You talked that one up, Wiv! He`s injured before he got there. Achilles problem.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

  • OH damn the curse of talking it up. Just wonder when a story from our illustrious scribes will appear on Wes's injury.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

  • and subsequent withdrawal from the Irish squad

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

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