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Brian Lenihan has been speaking following his call-up to the Republic of Ireland’s senior squad.
The 20-year-old was interviewed by the FAI’s official website, and he revealed the build-up to his move to Hull and his feelings on joining up with Martin O’Neill’s squad.
“It’s been crazy to be honest, this time last year I couldn’t start with Cork City and so I went back in pre-season with the hope of doing well and getting into the team there,” he said. “And luckily enough I did and played in a few good games…and then obviously getting the move to Hull was brilliant.
“I’m just settling in there, getting up to the pace of it and I’m really, really enjoying it, then to have this (the call-up) as well it’s been unbelievable.”
It will be interesting to see if this latest chapter in Lenihan’s outstanding story sees him given a chance in Steve Bruce’s first-team sooner rather than later.
“I think it’s taken a few games to earn the boys’ respect,” the player said. “You have to do that at club or international level, you have to prove you’re good enough to be here.”
Chester arrived at the KC Stadium with a big reputation built up during his time with Manchester United’s youth teams, and he has not disappointed thus far.