Former Doncaster Rovers midfielder Paul Green is one of five players named on the standby list by Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni for this summer`s Euro 2012 finals.
Green narrowly misses out on the 23 man squad having not played for Ireland
The 29 year old made his debut for Ireland in May 2010 against Paraguay and he scored his first international goal in their next game against Algeria three days later.
Green was a regular for Ireland the following season before a cruciate knee ligament injury ruled him out for over five months.
The midfielder has made just one appearance for Ireland this season in their 2-2 home international friendly against the Czech Republic in February, when he came off the bench.
Green is out of contract at Derby this summer and a free agent after rejecting a new deal offered by the club.
The Yorkshire born midfielder started his career at Doncaster and he helped the side climb from the conference to the championship during seven years and over 275 appearances for the club.
The full squad for Euro 2012:
Given (Aston Villa), Westwood (Sunderland), Forde (Millwall);
O’Shea (Sunderland), Kelly (Fulham), Ward (Wolves), Dunne (Aston Villa), St Ledger (Leicester), O’Dea (Leeds), Foley (Wolves);
Whelan (Stoke), Andrews (West Brom), Fahey (Birmingham), Gibson (Everton), Duff (Fulham), McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Hunt (Wolves), McClean (Sunderland);
Keane (LA Galaxy), Doyle (Wolves), Long, Cox (both West Brom), Walters (Stoke).
Randolph (Motherwell), McShane (Crystal Palace), Green (Derby County), Coleman (Everton), Keogh (Millwall).
Join Vital Doncaster Rovers!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It’s easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Doncaster .
Vital Doncaster on:
Vital Doncaster on: