Scannell and Clarke in U19 squad for Euro qualifiers

Doyle and Scannell earn Glenavon quarter-final tie against Loughgall

Conor Scannell.

Michael Scott


Michael Scott


Saturday 17 September 2022 22:00

Conor Scannell has been included in Northern Ireland’s U19 Euro qualifiers in the Netherlands this month.

The Glenavon forward will be part of a 20-man squad which will face the hosts, Slovenia and Moldova in Group 13 of the 2022-23 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round.

Former Lurgan Blues goalkeeper Josh Clarke, who is now on Celtic’s books, has also been named in the squad.

“We face three tough games, however these are the games that we relish. We are looking forward to pitting our wits against the best in Europe in this competition,” added Lyttle.

The top two teams in each group will join top seeds Portugal in the elite round next spring along with the third-placed team with the best record against the top two in their section. Hosts Malta qualify directly for the final tournament, which is due to be staged from 3 to 16 July next year.

Northern Ireland U19 squad for U19 Euro 2023 qualifying round:

Goalkeepers – Josh Clarke (Celtic), Stephen McMullan (Fleetwood Town).

Defenders – Ruairi McConville (Brighton and Hove Albion), Michael Forbes (West Ham United), Josh Roney (Stoke City), Daithi McCallion (Derry City), Matthew Carson (Southampton), Aaron Wightman (Glentoran), Brodie Spencer (Huddersfield Town).

Midfielders – Conor Scannell (Glenavon), Jamie McDonnell (Nottingham Forest), Darren Robinson (Derby County), Dylan Sloan (Larne), Patrick Kelly (West Ham United), Rio Morgan (Ipswich Town).

Forwards – Charlie Lindsay (Rangers), Callum Marshall (West Ham United), Makenzie Kirk (Hearts), Sam Glenfield (Fleetwood Town), Reece Evans (Leicester City).

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