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DEFENDER FEATURES IN IRISH U21 DEFEAT

QUEENS Park Rangers defender Jamie Sendles-White played 90 minutes for Northern Ireland Under-21s on Thursday night.


Sendles-White, part of Rangers Elite Development Squad, started the 3-0 defeat in Cyprus as Northern Ireland U21s got their UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign off to a disappointing start at the Nicosia's Makarios Stadium.


Played in 33 degree heat Cyprus moved in front on 19 minutes when Onisiforos Roushias connected with a Pieros Sotiriou cross.


The hosts extended their lead just short of the hour mark through Zacharias Theodorou with a shot across the face of goal and beyond keeper Ross Glendinning.


Ten minutes after that, Soritiou volleyed home a third for the Cypriots to complete a comprehensive victory.


Northern Ireland Under-21s are next in action on September 9th when they travel to Belgium.


Meanwhile, duo Frankie Sutherland and Michael Harriman are in action for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s this afternoon for their friendly with Denmark.


The R’s pair are in Billund, Denmark for the match that kicks off at 4pm local time. QPR fans can watch the match live online at kanalsport.dk.