Derry City's Barry McNamee in Republic of Ireland U21 squad

Derry City's Barry McNamee

Derry City midfielder Barry McNamee has been called into the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad to face Denmark in a friendly in Denmark on 31 May.

Donegal-born McNamee, who had a trial with Nottingham Forest last year, is the only uncapped player and the only home-based player in Noel King's squad.

However five Airtricity League players have also been invited to train with the 16-man squad.

The team's Uefa Euro 2015 qualifying campaign begins in August.

McNamee has just been named Airtricity League player of the month for April.

With a number of injuries and suspensions affecting King's squad, McNamee may get a chance to impress in the Fredericia Stadium.

"This is our last preparation game before our first Euro 2015 qualifier against the Faroe Islands in August, so it's obviously our final chance to see players before then," King said.

"Some players are missing through injury and suspensions but this could be the case in August also, so we'll prepare with that in mind.

"Denmark are terrific opposition for us for this game. They are a strong side, but we'd prefer to face a powerful team in order to prepare for the important qualifiers we have in August."

Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad: Aaron McCarey (Wolves), Sean McDermott (Sandnes Ulf), Shane Duffy (Everton), Anthony O'Connor (Blackburn Rvs), Matt Doherty (Wolves), Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen), Derrick Williams (Aston Villa), Sean McGinty (Unattached), Carl McHugh (Bradford City), Samir Carruthers (Aston Villa), John O'Sullivan (Blackburn Rvrs), Frankie Sutherland (QPR), Barry McNamee (Derry City), Sean Murray (Watford), Anthony Forde (Wolves), Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).

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