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Parrott set for Ireland debut against NZ

Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed teenage Tottenham striker Troy Parrott will make his senior debut in Thursday night’s friendly against New Zealand. The 17-year-old will be included in a team in which Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne, who won his first cap as a substitute against Bulgaria in September, will also feature, while Celtic full-back Lee O’Connor, ...

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'NI foolish not to approach Robinson'

Gareth McAuley believes Northern Ireland “would be foolish” if they did not approach Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson to succeed current boss Michael O’Neill. Stoke City appointed O’Neill on a three-and-a-half-year deal last week with the 50-year-old taking charge of the Potters’ 4-2 win over Barnsley at the weekend. However, O’Neill has also been allowed to manage Northern Ireland for the ...

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