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Daryl Murphy and Conor Sammon called up by Ireland, while Dozzell shines as skipper for England Under-16s

PUBLISHED: 12:03 21 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:03 21 August 2014

New Ipswich Town signing Conor Sammon warms up at Reading

New Ipswich Town signing Conor Sammon warms up at Reading

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Ipswich Town strikers Daryl Murphy and Conor Sammon have been named in the Republic of Ireland’s 36-man provisional squad for games against Oman and Georgia next month.

Ireland face Oman in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday, September 3rd, then start their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a match against Georgia in Tbilisi four days later.

Murphy, 31, was called back into the Ireland squad after almost six years last season and has now won 11 full caps without scoring, while Sammon, 27, who joined the Blues on a season-long loan from Derby last week, has made nine international appearances, also without hitting the net.

There is no place in the squad for fellow frontman David McGoldrick, who recently revealed he is close to rubber stamping his qualification for Ireland and confirmed he is keen to play for Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane’s side.

Winger Stephen Hunt has been capped 39 times by Ireland but not been selected since 2012. He missed the whole of pre-season with a calf problem but return to action in an Under-21 game at Lowestoft on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, academy schoolboy Andre Dozzell e son of former Blue Jason – skippered England’s U16s for the first hour of a 4-3 friendly defeat to Belgium at St George’s Park yesterday afternoon.

The match was played over four periods of 30 minutes to allow each side to give all their players an hour’s action. Head coach Dan Micciche switched his entire XI after the first two quarters with his side 2-0 in front.

Dozzell, 15, evidently caught the eye during the time he was on the field with The FA’s website reporting: ”Captain Andre Dozzell, son of former Ipswich and Tottenham midfielder Jason, [was] in impressive form in the heart of the England midfield.”

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst admits confidence is an issue for his players after today’s goalless home draw with Bolton Wanderers.

Paul Hurst is not yet sure how long Jon Walters will be sidelined after the striker limped out of this afternoon’s draw with Bolton just seven minutes after coming on.

Ipswich Town played out a goalless home draw with Bolton Wanderers today. STUART WATSON gives his snap verdict.

Andy Warren hands out his player grades following Ipswich Town’s 0-0 draw with Bolton Wanderers.

Ipswich Town’s winless run goes on following this afternoon’s 0-0 draw with Bolton.

Ipswich Town are still winless following their 0-0 draw with Bolton Wanderers.

Town U18s continued their great start to the 2018-19 season with a convincing 5-0 win against Bristol City at Playford Road this morning.

Ipswich Town fans share their thoughts on today’s 0-0 draw with Bolton Wanderers at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst says there will be times he had to abandon his ideals, but that he is very clear about how he wants his team to play in the long run.

Grant Ward believes he is a good fit for Paul Hurst’s style of play at Ipswich Town but knows he needs a runs of game if he is to perform at a consistently high level.

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