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In form Celt gets late international call up

Matt O’Riley is one of three players given a late call up to the Danish international squad.

The midfielder has been Celtic’s outstanding performer this season and is now making inroads into the full international squad after being involved in the u-21 squad following his move to Celtic.

Denmark face Slovenia in what is likely to be a group decider followed by a match against Northern Ireland with O’Riley looking to pick up his first full international cap.

There was some hopes that he would have made the cut for last year’s World Cup squad but at the age of 22 time is on his side with next year’s European Championship Finals in Germany a realistic target for the midfielder.

Last season it took until February before O’Riley scored his first goal of the season, this season in a slightly different role he has scored six goals from 11 appearances, earning a breather last Saturday away to Ross County.

International football is very much double-edged, next week O’Riley will be mingling with players from across Europe when money and contracts are bound to be a topic of conversation.

Celtic got the former MK Dons man onto a new improved contract earlier this season

but if his rate of progress continues there are likely to be offers coming in for him in January or next summer.

Finding the next O’Riley is a big ask for Celtic’s Recruitment Team but just two years ago he was playing for MK Dons in League One which demonstrates that the talent is out there waiting to be identified.

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