Millwall striker handed recall to Ireland squad after Euro snub

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MILLWALL striker Andy Keogh has been called-up by Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni for a friendly against Serbia next month.

Goalkeeper David Forde is also included along with Sunderland's Keiren Westwood and Motherwell's Darren Randolph.

Keogh was overlooked for Trapattoni's EURO 2012 squad earlier this summer, despite scoring 8 goals in his last 14 appearances of the 2011-12 season.

Keogh has previously feared his international career was over, admitting he was "gutted" to miss the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

"It was always my dream to play for my country," he said in April. "I feel the same if it's my first cap or my 20th.

"I love every chance I get to play for Ireland, I am a proper Irishman and playing for my country means so much to me. I can never give up hope or say 'I'll never get a chance again'."

The match will take place in Belgrade on August 15, meaning Keogh and Forde will miss the Lions' League Cup clash against Crawley Town which will be played the night before.

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