Michael Obafemi bagged a most timely brace to help Swansea to a 3-2 victory over Peterborough in Wednesday's Championship encounter.
The Republic of Ireland striker reportedly turned down an Under-21 call-up this week from manager Jim Crawford, stating that he was only interested in a senior call-up.
And the striker's recent good form continued at the Weston Homes Stadium as Obafemi scored a goal in each half in the important league win.
Stephen Kenny is set to name the squad for Ireland's upcoming double-header with Belgium and Lithuania and will surely have been impressed by Obafemi's form, most notably his double at Peterborough.
Swansea hot-shot Joel Piroe struck a dramatic added-time winner as City snatched a 3-2 success that dealt a heart-breaking blow to Peterborough's survival hopes. Fellow Ireland hopeful, Sammie Szmodics, was on the scoresheet for Posh.
Elsewhere, Huddersfield's automatic promotion hopes suffered a blow with a 2-0 defeat at Millwall.
Benik Afobe scored both goals for the in-form Lions as Gary Rowett’s side closed in on the play-off places.
The Lions moved within two points of the top six after extending their unbeaten run to eight games and making it five matches without conceding in the process.
They also ended the Terriers’ streak of 17 league games without defeat – which stretched back to November – and left them still three points behind second-placed Bournemouth, having now played three games more.
Luton leapt into the play-off places with a 4-0 thrashing of Preston.
Luke Berry struck twice either side of a Fred Onyedinma effort as the Hatters cruised into a comfortable half-time lead.
Berry rolled Luton ahead in the ninth minute from Elijah Adebayo’s mishit effort before Onyedinma converted James Bree’s cross at the far post.
Luton made it three just before the break through Berry’s scruffy connection, and Preston’s Bambo Diaby completed the scoring by putting the ball into his own net.
The result was Luton’s seventh victory in their last 10 league games and leaves them six points off Bournemouth.
Nottingham Forest staged a fine second-half comeback to beat QPR 3-1 at the City Ground.
QPR led through Andre Gray, but goals from Djed Spence, Ryan Yates and Brennan Johnson saw Forest move up to eighth and Rangers drop down to sixth.
Sheffield United drew 0-0 at Blackpool, while Hull damaged Coventry’s play-off bid with a 2-0 victory.
Richie Smallwood and Ryan Longman scored first-half goals for the Tigers.
Cardiff fought back to beat Stoke 2-1 after Lewis Baker’s third goal in as many games had given the Potters the lead.
The Bluebirds scored twice in four minutes just before the break with Tommy Doyle’s second Cardiff goal levelling matters before Jordan Hugill struck the winner.
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