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Ports ace Redman is called up to under-19s

By Stuart McKinley

Published 06/09/2007

Portadown full-back Ross Redman has been rewarded for his performances this season with a call-up to the Northern Ireland under-19 squad.

Mal Donaghy's youngsters will assemble at Lilleshall on Sunday for a four-day get-together in preparation for the European Championship qualifying tournament in Cyrpus at the end of October.

Redman has started every game for the Ports this season at left-back after breaking into the team at the latter end of last season, impressing in a number of Setanta Sports Cup games.

Donaghy's squad has a slightly different look to that which lost heavily in a friendly against Switzerland last month.

He is hoping that a friendly fixture can be arranged next week which will allow the team to restore confidence after the disappointing result against the Swiss.

NORTHERN IRELAND UNDER-19 SQUAD: Magennis (Cardiff), Sargeant (Burnley), Harney (Dungannon), McMenamin (Sheffield Wednesday), McClements (Sheffield Wednesday), Chapman (Sheffield United), Ferguson (Linfield), Robinson (Larne), Frizzell (Hull City), Redman (Portadown), McKerr (Birmingham), Buswell (Wrexham), Stewart (Wrexham), O'Kane (Everton), Carson (Bradford), Patterson (Ballyclare), McGovern (Glentoran), McQuoid (Bournemouth), McQuilken (FC Tescomazlin), Cushley (Ballymena United), McKeon (Bohemians), Little (Rangers).

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