MICK McCarthy described as “different class” the impression goalkeeper Mark Travers left after his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad.

Cherries ace Travers has been named in the Green Army’s provisional squad for 2020 European Championship qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar in June following his period with the national side in March.

The second call-up comes days after he scooped the man-of-the-match award in his Premier League debut against Tottenham. And boss McCarthy admitted he had not been surprised by the 19-year-old’s impressive performance for the Dorset club.

McCarthy said: “He was brilliant when he came into the squad for the games against Gibraltar and Georgia in March, on and off the pitch.

"Mark’s attitude around the camp impressed everyone and on the training ground he was different class with the way he trained and applied himself."

He added: "Mark is only 19 but that’s not a problem for me – I gave Shay Given his debut at 19 and Robbie Keane was first capped at 18.

“Mark more than justified his inclusion in the squad back in March and he will be in Portugal for our training camp in a couple of weeks.”