James McClean is set to captain Ireland tonight, and win his 50th international cap in the process.
The Derry native has become a key player for Ireland in recent years, and is the top scorer for Martin O’Neill’s men in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, including the winner against Austria in Vienna.
The West Brom winger made his international debut in 2012, and has scored eight goals for Ireland since then.
The FAI have created a compilation of all eight of the 28 year old’s goals for the boys in green to date, which you can enjoy below.
Martin O’Neill has hinted that McClean could be used as a left wing back for the international challenge, and the Irish manager has not included any recognized left backs in his 19 man squad to face Mexico.
McClean is one of only two Premier League players to make the trip to the US, and spoke yesterday of how much it means to him to represent his country.
Ireland take on Mexico in New Jersey tonight at 1am Irish time, and you can watch the friendly live on eirSport.