Date: 31st March 2016 at 6:08pm
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Name: James McClean
Position: Winger
Country: Republic of Ireland

7 November 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion - James McClean of West Bromwich Albion - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

West Brom’s McClean has now scored five goals in 38 international caps for the Republic of Ireland.

The 26-year-old scored from the penalty spot as McClean helped the Republic of Ireland salvage a 2-2 draw against Slovakia inside Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night.

His spot-kick came just three minutes after Southampton striker Shane Long had fired the hosts 2-1 ahead, again from a spot kick, against their fellow Euro 2016 qualifiers this summer.

However Martin O’Neill’s side were denied a victory due to Paul McShane’s own goal shortly before half-time, although the West Brom forward played the entire 90 minutes.

The former Wigan Athletic and Sunderland winger also featured for six minutes during Ireland’s first international friendly over the Easter weekend against Switzerland, where the Green Army prevailed 1-0 victors in Dublin thanks to Ciaran Clark’s second minute header.

McClean has scored two goals and provided three assists in 27 Premier League appearances for Tony Pulis’ Baggies so far this season.

The Republic of Ireland kick-off their Euro 2016 campaign against Sweden on June 13.

 
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