Bolton Wanderers teenager Luca Connell has been called into the Ireland squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar.

The Liverpool-born 18-year-old has represented Ireland at Under-17 level through to the current Under-19 squad, and has enjoyed a good season at Bolton where he played 15 times for the Trotters.

Connell will join up with the senior squad for the upcoming training camp in Portugal ahead of the two matches in June.

Five players have been left out of the provisional 30-man squad named earlier in the month with goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara ruled out through injury. 

Kristiansund BK's Sean McDermott comes in to replace the injured Manchester United keeper, while Harry Arter, Jack Byrne, James Collins and Aiden O’Brien miss out.

English league play-off bound quartet of Richard Keogh, Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourihane and Josh Cullen will be absent for the week-long training camp in Quinta do Lago and will join up in Dublin before the trip to Denmark.

Luca Connell has played 15 times for Bolton Wanderers throughout the 2018-19 season

"Luca deserves this opportunity," said manager Mick McCarthy.

"With midfielders Conor Hourihane, Glenn Whelan and Josh Cullen all on play-off duty with their clubs in the coming weeks, this is the perfect chance to get Luca into the squad.

"He has had a fine season with Bolton playing 15 times in total and even with their relegation troubles, he has impressed so many people. I know a number of big clubs have sent scouts to watch him so this is a chance to get him in to work with the senior players and see how he gets on."

Connell is likely to be playing with the Ireland U19s in this summer's European Championships

The Irish players and management will gather in Faro from Tuesday with the Championship and League One play-offs now on their television schedule.

"We will miss the lads in Portugal but we will be tuning into their games," said McCarthy as he revealed his final squad to

"I’m sure there will be divided loyalties when Glenn and Conor take on Richard but Josh might get a clean run at the support of the squad when Charlton play Sunderland.

"The benefit for us is that the four lads will be firing on all cylinders when they join up with the rest of the group in Dublin at the end of the month."

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Republic of Ireland Squad

Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Mark Travers (Bournemouth), Sean McDermott (Kristiansund BK)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), John Egan (Sheffield United), Kevin Long (Burnley), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Greg Cunningham (Cardiff City)

Midfielders: Alan Judge (Ipswich Town), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Luca Connell (Bolton Wanderers), Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic*), Robbie Brady (Burnley), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke City), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth)

Forwards: David McGoldrick (Sheffield United), Shane Long (Southampton), Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Callum Robinson (Preston North End)

*Indicates the player is on loan