LAWRENCE LOOKS TO IRISH CHANCE
Lawrence looks to Irish chance
Sunderland winger Liam Lawrence is hoping to pledge his international allegiance to Republic of Ireland.
Lawrence, who was born in Retford, qualifies for Republic of Ireland through his grandfather.
The former Mansfield man is now trying to secure an Irish passport so that he can play for Brian Kerr's men.
Lawrence is hopeful that he will be able to play for the country that Black Cats boss Mick McCarthy managed.
"I have already produced the paperwork and the next stage is to get my passport," Lawrence.
""I have always known that I was eligible through my grandfather, although I never knew him because he died when I was a nipper.
"I know it would be very difficult to break into the Ireland team or even squad because they have a lot of good players available to them.
"But from speaking to people like Gary Breen and Stephen Elliott, it is something I would love to do and all I can do is to try to play well for Sunderland and see what happens."
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