Duo handed Under-21 international call-ups

Conor Wilkinson and Georg Iliev called up by Bulgaria and Republic of Ireland

Conor Wilkinson and Georg Iliev have both been called up by their respective nations ahead of their upcoming 2017 UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifiers.

With qualifying set to commence, Wilkinson - who is currently on loan at Oldham Athletic - has been named in the Ireland squad for their opening match against Andorra at RSC Waterford on Thursday 26 March.

Meanwhile, Iliev has been included in the Bulgaria squad ahead of their maiden qualifier against Wales at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday 31 March.

The 2017 finals will take place in Poland, with 11 qualification places up for grabs following the tournament’s expansion.

Looking to complete alongside the hosts, the nine group winners will qualify automatically while the four best-placed runners-up will go into the play-offs.

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