The schoolboy who is yet to join our Academy full-time was one of 29 players named by manager Staunton - nicknamed 'Stan' - for a training camp in the Algarve and friendly international against Chile in Dublin on May 24.
He joins Spurs team-mates Robbie Keane Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the RepublicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s skipper and record goalscorer Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Andy Reid and Stephen Kelly.
TerryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s call came after Staunton kept an eye on his performances for the Under-17s Ã¢â‚¬â€œ he scored vital goals and impressed the new boss when he saw him play in the UEFA qualifiers six weeks ago in Dublin.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a talented boy with very good ability and is highly thought of at Spurs,Ã¢â‚¬Â Staunton told the fai.ie. Ã¢â‚¬Å“There were one or two others that I thought of bringing but I can only take so many.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It will be good to take him along to the camp to show him what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re about. I said to Sean (McCaffrey) and Don (Givens) that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to reward at least one player for doing well and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve decided to bring him.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I feel that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a special talent and if he progresses nicely, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll see the benefits in a couple of years.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Steve Staunton has described Terry Dixon as a 'special talent' after calling the 16-year-old into the senior Republic of Ireland squad.