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Ciaran's call

Posted on 4 June 2001  - 12:00

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Ciaran Toner has been called into the Northern Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifying match in the Czech Republic on Wednesday.<P class=MsoNormal>Our versatile youngster, still just 19, has been drafted in alongside Under-21 team-mate Sean Holmes by boss Sammy McIlroy after injury and suspension robbed the senior squad of 10 players.<P class=MsoNormal>It is a huge boost for Ciaran, whose end of season just gets better and better.<P class=MsoNormal>He made it to the bench for our Premiership fixture at Leicester City in May, was named skipper of the Ulster outfit&rsquo&#59;s Under-21 side, played superbly against Bulgaria on Friday and now has an outside chance of winning his first full cap.<P class=MsoNormal>Ciaran told us on Friday that he hoped to catch the eye at Windsor Park and it would appear he&rsquo&#59;s done just that.<P class=MsoNormal>He has been told he will only play a maximum of 45 minutes in the Under-21s against the Czechs on Tuesday night before before joining the senior squad.<P class=MsoNormal>He will then start on the bench on Wednesday along with Under-21 colleague George McCartney, who was called up by McIlroy last week.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We will be having Toner and Holmes,&rdquo&#59; confirmed McIlroy. &ldquo&#59;They will play 45 minutes for the Under-21s and then join us because our squad is so depleted.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We can't take any chances and that's why the boys will only play the first half. They are young but this will be a great experience for them.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p>