Republic of Ireland Under-21 manager Noel King has announced his squad for the UEFA Championship qualifier against Germany in The Showgrounds in Sligo.
Ireland host the Germans on Monday, 9 September.
The Irish began their campaign with a 4-1 victory over the Faroe Islands in Toftir earlier this month with Matt Doherty scoring twice while Samir Carruthers and Aiden O’Brien also found the net.
Wolves winger Anthony Forde and Bristol City defender Derrick Williams return to the squad after missing the Faroes game through suspension.
King said: "Germany are obviously the favourites for the group and will expect to top the table but we’ve proven in big games before that we can take on sides like this and do well.
"I’ve looked at the Germans on the DVD and you can see they are very strong. They probably have enough players to field two teams at every age group and be competitive.
"They play the sort of football a lot of people would say is how the game should be played. They’re fit, strong and fast and will represent a challenge for our players but our squad like games like that.
"Our players like the opportunity to prove ourselves at that level. We proved with our performances against Italy and Holland in the last year that this is the level our players want to be playing at and know they can do well in.
"The crowd in Sligo has always been very supportive of our side.
"The U21s like playing there, the atmosphere is brilliant and we’re hoping we’ll have another full house supporting us.”
Republic of Ireland U21 squad: Aaron McCarey, Seán McDermott, Matt Doherty, Michael Harriman, Frankie Sutherland, Shane Duffy, Seán McGinty, Anthony O'Connor, Connor Smith, Joe Shaughnessy, Callum Reilly, Anthony Forde, Seán Murray, Samir Carruthers, Jack Grealish, Derrick Williams, Charles Dunne, Aiden O'Brien