Millwall's Aiden O'Brien called up by Mick McCarthy to replace Southampton striker

AIDEN O'Brien has been called up by Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy to replace Southampton's Shane Long for European Championship qualifying games against Gibraltar and Georgia. 

O'Brien had been named in a provisional squad but missed out when former Lions boss McCarthy named the 23-man group.

O'Brien scored Millwall's second goal in their 2-2 draw with Brighton on Sunday before Millwall lost on penalties in their FA Cup quarter-final.

The attacker won goal of the year for Ireland for his header against Poland on his international debut.

He will link up with the Ireland squad on Wednesday.

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