Irish hopefuls currently in League One…09/02/2019

While not the division one might normally be seeking to identify possible Irish international options, League One currently does warrant a glance, where four promotion challengers include a number of Irish hopefuls. Former Ireland U21 striker James Collins has been finding the net on a regular basis and opened the scoring for current leaders Luton Town as they secured a three nil victory over near neighbours Wycombe Wanderers at Kenilworth Road. Third place Portsmouth included Ronan Curtis, a member of Martin O’Neill’s final international gathering, in their side for the one all draw with visitors Plymouth Argyle while fourth place Sunderland also played out a one all draw at Oxford United where veteran midfielder Aiden McGeady started as did centre back Jimmy Dunne, on loan from Burnley, who scored the ‘Makems’ goal. Josh Cullen, our captain throughout the last U21 campaign, is on loan at fifth place Charlton Athletic from West Ham United and he too was in action in another one all draw against Southend United at the Valley.