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Luca Connell suffers injury whilst on international duty

Nothing serious, don't worry

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Bolton Wanderers starlet Luca Connell’s first taste of first team international football has come to an abrupt end.

The young Irish midfielder picked up a thigh strain whilst taking part in a week long training camp with the Republic of Ireland in Portugal.

Though he wasn’t expected to feature in either of Ireland’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers, Connell had made a strong impression during his time with the squad.

Manager Mick McCarthy was full of praise, stating:

”He was excellent. He has a lovely personality about him.

”He stood up in training and stood out. I think everybody was impressed with him.

”He’s just after saying good-bye to all the lads and each and every one have given him a hug. Everybody took to him as a person and as a player. It’s sad for him to be going as it was a good opportunity for him.”