Thursday, January 28, 2010

James McCarthy 'scotches' rumours of Irish exit

James McCarthy has 'scotched' recent tabloid rumours that he may be interested in representing Scotland, rather than Ireland.

McCarthy has represented Ireland at under 18, under 19 & u21 levels.

In a message posted on the Ireland football forum You Boys In Green, McCarthy mentions how it would be a dream to be selected to play in the Ireland senior squad and it would create great pride within his family, should he manage to make it into Giovanni Trapattoni’s starting eleven. He also thanked Ireland fans for their support and encouragement.

19 year old McCarthy has recently broken into the Wigan side and scored on his way to a man-of-the-match display in a 4-1 win over Hull City and his manager feels he can now kick on and become an established player within the Premier league.

"He showed on Saturday that he is ready. We all know James is going to be a big star in world football," the Wigan boss said.

"He has been working very hard and lately you could see he was ready in training and on Saturday he showed that he was ready to enjoy his football and ready to win games for Wigan."

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