Celtic loanee Luca Connell has been called back into the Republic of Ireland youth side after his debut for Queen’s Park.

The young midfielder joined Queen’s Park last week on loan from Celtic. He earned Man of the Match on his debut in a 3-0 win over Stranraer that put the Spiders five points clear at the top of League Two.

Republic of Ireland Press Conference & Training Session

The Celtic loanee has been called upon by the Ireland U21s (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

After Conor Coventry, Dan Rose and Ademipo Odubeko dropped out of the Ireland U21s side, Connell has joined Norwich City goalkeeper Sam Blair and Stoke City forward Ethon Varian in Jim Crawford’s team. He has made squads and appearances at all levels of the Irish youth system.

They face Wales in a friendly on Friday, meaning Connell will all but definitely miss Queen’s Park’s next match away to Brechin City. Victory for Ray McKinnon’s side in this encounter could put them eight points clear at the top of League Two.

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