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  • QPR youngster Reece Grego-Cox scores on Ireland U21 debut
  • Forward comes on as a second half substitute in 4-1 win against Qatar

R’S youngster Reece Grego-Cox scored on his first appearance for the Republic of Ireland’s Under-21 squad on Friday evening. 

The 18-year-old scored Ireland's third goal as a second half substitute for the Republic’s Under-21 side in their 4-1 win against Qatar’s Under-23 team at Bury’s Gigg Lane home.

Grego-Cox replaced Fulham’s Sean Kavanagh at the start of the second half as Ireland sealed the friendly win.

Reece hit the Under-21s third goal when fellow substitute Shamir Fenelon burst down the right and picked out Harry Charsley with a perfectly weighted pass and his shot was turned home by QPR's Grego-Cox.

He came close to adding a fifth goal late on for Ireland as he broke into the box following a mazy run, but he saw his effort go the wrong side of the post and into the side netting.

RGC had one of the final chances of the game in the 87th minute as he first saw Hussein tip his effort around the post before nearly catching the Qatari goalkeeper out with an in-swinging corner, forcing him to tip it onto his crossbar.

Ireland’s U21 side travel to Andorra on Tuesday for their UEFA U21 Championships Qualifying Round Group 2 qualifier.

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