Albion prospect Glen Rea has joined the club's compliment of under-21 internationals.

The defender or deep-lying midfielder made his bow for the Republic of Ireland as they lost 1-0 to the USA in a friendly in Marbella today.

Rea played the full game in midfield and earned praise from boss Noel King.

Meanwhile Albion youth teamer Dessie Hutchinson played the first 87 minutes of the Republic's under-19 Euro qualifier against Gibraltar in Wexford.

Hutchinson made a goal-line clearance in a 4-1 win.