Sheffield United could be facing an unwelcome selection dilemma after Sean McGinty was named in the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad which faces Germany in the UEFA European Championship qualifiers next month.
McGinty, a summer signing from Manchester United, is scheduled to report for international duty on September 7; the same day as David Weir’s side meet neighbours Rotherham at New York Stadium.
The tie takes place at The Showgrounds, Sligo, 48 hours later.
McGinty recently represented the Republic in their 4-1 victory over the Faroe Islands in Toftir.
That result catapulted them to the top of a qualifying group which also contains Romania and Montenegro.
McGinty made his league debut for United against Colchester 11 days ago.