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Westwood gets Republic call

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Giovanni Trapattoni has called Carlisle goalkeeper Keiren Westwood into the Republic of Ireland squad following his play-off heroics.

Westwood was one of the stars of the Cumbrian side´s dramatic Coca-Cola League One play-off semi-final with Leeds, which they lost 3-2 on aggregate to an injury-time Jonathan Howson goal on Thursday evening.

Trapattoni said: "On Friday I said we would stay as we are, but Alan, the goalkeeping coach, said he would maybe ask another because when we had the injury, it was impossible to stay with only two goalkeepers. Our scout told us Westwood played very well against Leeds. He was born in England, but his father is from Ireland, so I said, ´Okay, call him up´."

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