Football - McHugh's a clever boy

Bradford defender Carl McHugh made his second appearance for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s in Monday night's friendly defeat to Portugal.

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McHugh, 20, went on at the start of the second half of the Republic's 2-1 defeat at a freezing Oriel Park in Dundalk.

He made his debut for the Irish Under-21s in last month's impressive 3-0 friendly win over Holland.

McHugh has been a regular for the Bantams this season after making his debut in the Capital One Cup against Watford in August.

He has made a total of 26 appearances, scoring three goals, and played every minute of every game in the club's Capital One Cup run to Wembley.

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