Evan Ferguson is “determined” to play for the Republic of Ireland, according to his international boss.

The Albion striker missed his club’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Sunday through injury.

But, as of today, he had not been ruled out of a clash this weekend with the Netherlands and, potentially, his Albion colleague Bart Verbruggen.

The match takes place at the Johan Cruyff Arena, where Ferguson played for about half an hour last week with the Seagulls.

Ferguson missed two international fixtures earlier this season, immediately after his headline-grabbing hat-trick for the Seagulls versus Newcastle.

Republic boss Stephen Kenny said: “The Brighton medical team would liaise with our medical team.

“We’re delighted to have him here and we’ll see how things go.

“September was a little bit different because obviously he had the knee pain and it’s not that this time and he’s been brilliant.

“Evan has been terrific, he’s reported, he’s determined to play this week and he’s shown a great attitude, a brilliant attitude, coming in.

“Having not been available for his club at the weekend, he could easily have been ruled out but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

“He seems to be really positive in his outlook and we’ll see how he goes between now and the weekend.

“But he’s shown a great determination to come in this week and wants to play.”

Albion midfielder Andrew Moran, currently on loan at Blackburn, has already been called into the senior squad for the first time.

Holland can clinch their place at Euro 2024, which in turn could lead to the sacking of Gus Poyet as Greece boss.