Rams midfielder Jeff Hendrick has been called up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad for their upcoming European Championship Qualifier against Turkey.
Ireland will take on Turkey on Tuesday 14th August 2012 in Sligo, which will therefore make Hendrick unavailable for Derby's Capital One Cup fixture with Scunthorpe United at Pride Park on the same night.
Noel King's under-21s currently occupy third spot in the Group 4 table, six points behind the Italy, who have played a game more, and three points behind upcoming opponents Turkey.
Should Hendrick feature in the qualifier, he will win his sixth international cap for his country, following June’s 2-2 draw with Italy.
Hendrick was named as Derby's 2011-12 Young Player of the Season after an exciting maiden season with the Rams' first-team squad.
He has been capped five times at under-21 level having impressed for Ireland's under-19s last summer in the European under- 19 Championships.