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Posted Wednesday, September 5th 2018

O’Dowda honoured by international recognition

Callum O’Dowda is relishing the opportunity to represent the Republic of Ireland once more.

The 23-year-old has been included in Martin O’Neill’s squad for their UEFA National League opener against Wales on Thursday (September 6th) and their international friendly with Poland five days later (September 11th).

O’Dowda already has ten caps for his country and the attacker hopes he can continue to impress on the international stage in the coming days.

“It’s always nice to get a call-up,” he said. “We’ve got two good games, one could be slightly more competitive than the other as the Wales game can be a gateway to the Euros.

“The Poland game is one I am looking forward to though as it’s the first time I have come up against them so it will be interesting, but it’s always great to represent your country.”

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O’Dowda also believes the experience of international football can enhance his performances upon return to BS3. 

“I think playing international football helps my club football. I think I noticed it last season when I wasn’t playing all the time for Bristol City; I then played for Ireland, got a start under my belt and had some momentum going into the games at Ashton Gate.

“The more games I play the better.

“I am still young, I want to learn and I really love going away with the squad. To play at international standard is the top level in football, in my opinion.”

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