McCann reveals Ireland regret

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Burnley midfielder Chris McCann admits he would love to win full international honours with the Republic of Ireland.

The Dubliner was sent home by Ireland Under-21s in November 2007 for refusing to be on the bench after being named among the substitutes.

He regrets his reaction to what he considered a snub from the Under-21s coach Don Givens, and he has not been picked since.

McCann, 21, said: "What happened with the Under- 21's was an immature thing for me to do but I'd love to play for Ireland at some stage.

"I have heard nothing from them since that incident. All I can do is keep working hard for Burnley and hope the situation changes."

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