Albion defender in Ireland squad

Aaron Hughes

Aaron Hughes

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion central defender Aaron Hughes has been named in the Northern Ireland squad for their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Hungary in Budapest on September 7 (5pm).

The 34-year-old summer signing, who ended last season with QPR, will join Mal Donaghy on 91 caps for his country, behind only Pat Jennings and David Healy, if he plays.

Hughes, formerly with Newcastle, Aston Villa and Fulham in the Premier League, is competing with captain Gordon Greer and Lewis Dunk at the heart of Albion's defence.

Greer had already been named in the Scotland squad for their clash against World Cup winners Germany in Dortmund, also on Sunday September 7.

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2:24pm Thu 28 Aug 14

SMF20 says...

Wow. 1st to comment after nearly 3 hours.

Well done Aaron. Here's hoping you keep yourself fit and have a good season with us.
Wow. 1st to comment after nearly 3 hours. Well done Aaron. Here's hoping you keep yourself fit and have a good season with us. SMF20
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5:41pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Clean Sheet says...

Just need Dunky to get a cap or 2 for England, and we will have a full set of International CB's. This should get Ringworm interested :-)
Just need Dunky to get a cap or 2 for England, and we will have a full set of International CB's. This should get Ringworm interested :-) Clean Sheet
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