Patrick Bamford wasn’t the only MK Dons player to be involved in international action last night, with Samir Carruthers also picking up an Under-21s cap.
Carruthers, on loan from Premier League side Aston Villa, played 90 minutes for Republic of Ireland Under-21s in their hard-fought 0-0 draw with Montenegro on Tuesday night.
Both teams had several chances to claim all three points, with the Boys in Green going closest through a late Aiden O’Brien header which was straight at ‘keeper Danijel Petkovic. Carruthers, who scored in Ireland’s 5-2 victory over Faroe Islands last week, saw a shot fly off target late-on.
The result means both Ireland and Montenegro fail to close the gap on Group 6 leaders Germany, who are now six points clear at the top of the table.
Elsewhere, Brendan Galloway and Dele Alli have both returned to stadiummk having completed an England Under-18s Training Camp at St. George’s Park.
Alli was allowed leave by the Young Lions to play in MK Dons’ behind-closed-doors friendly with a Fulham XI yesterday lunchtime while Galloway remained with the national side for the remainder of the camp.
Both players, who have 14 England caps between them, will be hoping they did enough to catch the eye of manager Neil Dewsnip ahead of the upcoming 2014 campaign.
Finally, young defender Danny Collinge is preparing to join up with England Under-16s ahead of the side’s Sky Sports Victory Shield match with Northern Ireland next week.
Collinge, who made his Young Lions debut in last month’s clash with Scotland, will travel to St. George’s Park next Tuesday ahead of the match which takes place on Friday 29th live on Sky Sports.
MK Dons have now seen a total of 10 players receive international recognition this season.