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Preston North End International Round-Up: An Update

5 June 2014

Following Bailey Wright’s inclusion in Australia’s 23-man squad for the World Cup, we take a look at how the other Preston North End players on international duty have fared in the last week.

bagged his first goal for Republic of Ireland U19s in their 2-1 loss to Turkey last Friday in Dublin.Alan BrowneYoung midfielder

The 19-year-old scored a second half penalty but goals from Enes Unal and Ibrahim Aydin ensured Turkey secured a vital win in the UEFA U19 Championship.

Three days later, Browne and Ireland suffered another defeat – this time to Serbia – which put them out of the competition altogether.

A Veljko Simic brace sandwiched Stanisa Mandic’s 46th minute strike and rendered Carlisle United forward Sam Byrne’s late goal a mere consolation.

Elsewhere, North End winger Chris Humphrey continued to impress with Jamaica as they faced World Cup bound Switzerland and Egypt in quick succession.

The 26-year-old former Motherwell man came on as a substitute against Philippe Senderos, Johan Djourou and Co but could not prevent the Reggae Boyz from losing 1-0 at St Jakob Park.

Against Egypt at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium, Humphrey completed the full 90 minutes as Jamaica battled back from a goal behind to draw 2-2.

Next for Chris and his teammates is a friendly against 1998 World Cup winners France as Les Bleus continue their preparations for Brazil.

In the meantime, Gibraltar recorded their very first win with a 1-0 victory against Malta. 

Unfortunately, North End defender Scott Wiseman was unavailable for the game after being sent home to recover from injury.

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