Three Irish players make EFL League Two team of the season

Three Irish players have been selected in the official EFL League Two team of the season.

David Forde, on loan at Portsmouth from Milwall, was chosen as the division’s best goalkeeper this season.

The 37 year old has enjoyed an excellent season, and has won 24 caps for Ireland since his international debut in 2011, when he became the oldest player to make a competitive debut for the boys in green.

Portsmouth are currently third in the table, and Forde’s teammate Enda Stevens was given the nod at left back in the league’s best eleven.

Stevens started his career with St. Patrick’s Athletic and Shamrock Rovers before being snapped up by Aston Villa in January 2012.

The 26 year old full back has made 37 league appearances for Portsmouth so far this season, scoring one goal 3-2 win against Newport County on 26 December 2016.

Stevens won the PFAI Young Player of the Year award in 2011, and made his Irish u21 debut the same year.

Plymouth’s Graham Carey was also chosen as one of three midfielders in a 4-3-3 formation in the team of the season.

Carey, who played against Liverpool in the FA Cup in January, has scored 11 goals and grabbed 13 assists this season.

The 27 year old represented the Ireland u21 international side on 12 occasions, and made one senior appearance for Celtic in 2005 in the Europa League after leaving Shelbourne.

He joined Plymouth in 2015, and won the club’s Player of the Year Award in his debut season after bagging 12 goals from midfield.

Written by david_smith

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