Derby County pair Jason Knight and Festy Ebosele has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for their upcoming international fixtures.
Stephen Kenny’s side kick off their UEFA Nations League campaign during the month of June as the Irish face a busy schedule with four fixtures in 10 days.
They start with a trip to the Hanrapetakan Stadium to take on Armenia on Saturday 4th June (2pm kick-off), whilst four days later they take on Ukraine at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday 8th June (7:45pm kick-off).
Republic of Ireland are back on home soil three days later as they take on Steve Clarke’s Scotland side on Saturday 11th June (5pm kick off), whilst they round off a busy set of international fixtures with an away fixture against Ukraine on Tuesday 14th June (7:45pm kick-off).
Knight has been a regular in the Irish set up since Kenny’s appointment. The Derby Academy graduate made his debut in a 1-0 defeat against Finland in October 2020 and has gone on to earn 11 caps so far.
He scored his first goal for his country in a 4-1 victory against Andorra in June 2021, whilst he has contributed three assists.
Knight, who surpassed 100 appearances for Derby since making his debut in 2019 during the 2021/22 campaign, has played 119 times in total and scored 11 goals.
Meanwhile, Ebosele has received his maiden call up to the senior squad for the upcoming fixtures.
The Rams' youth product has been included in Kenny's squad following a progressive season with the Rams during the 2021/22 campaign. The winger, who has been capped at Under-21s level by his country, scored twice and assisted once during his 37 games this season for Wayne Rooney's side.
Ebosele signed a pre-contract agreement with Italian side Udinese prior to the end of the season and will depart Pride Park Stadium this summer.