Painter Gets Under 21 Call

Last updated : 27 January 2005 By Brian Cartlidge

Painter was recently named in the Republic of Ireland's Under 19 squad for the double header against the Italians earlier this month but was forced to withdraw through injury.

However, the young Blues defender has now received his first ever call-up for Don Givens' Under 21 side for the international friendly against the Portugese in Alchchete on Tuesday, February 8th.

Full Squad: Henderson (Notts County), Deeney (Notts County), Brennan (Newcastle United), Kelly (Tottenham Hotspur), Fitzgerald (Bury), Foley (Luton Town), Painter (Birmingham City), Kohlmann (Borussia Dortmund), Flood (Manchester City), Potter (Liverpool), Whelan (Sheffield Wednesday), O'Brien (Sheffield Wednesday), Thorton (Sunderland), Tabb (Brentford), Yeates (Tottenham Hotspur), McAlliskey (Huddersfield Town), Mehmet (Dunfermline Athletic), Bell (Rushden and Diamonds).