Derby County Academy graduate Jason Knight scored his first-ever international goal for the Republic of Ireland on Thursday.

The 20-year-old midfielder was on target as Ireland ran out 4-1 winners in an international friendly away to Andorra on just his sixth senior appearance for his country.

After a goalless first period, Marc Vales headed Andorra into a surprise lead seven minutes after half-time.

It did not last long, however, as Tottenham Hotspur striker Troy Parrott equalised just before the hour mark.

Parrott netted again a few minutes later to turn the game on its head to put Stephen Kenny’s side in front for the first time.

Knight, who played the full 90 minutes, then got in on the act to score his first Ireland goal with a close-range finish from Daryl Horgan’s left-wing cross.

Horgan rounded off the scoring with Knight providing the assist for the Wycombe Wanderers attacker to head home.

Ireland will head to the Szusza Ferenc Stadion to face Hungary on Tuesday 8th June (8pm kick-off) in their final friendly ahead of the summer break.

Knight made 45 appearances for Derby during the 2020/21 season and scored three goals in all competitions.