Josh Cullen has been in impressive form for Charlton Athletic on loan this season, and the standard of his performances have earned him recognition away from the Valley.
Indeed, the 22-year-old has earned his first ever international call-up to the Ireland squad to face Gibraltar and Georgia in a pair of Euro 2020 qualifiers, replacing the injured Ronan Curtis.
Cullen will join fellow central midfielders Jeff Hendrick, Glenn Whelan and Harry Arter as he bids to break into the starting XI.
Shortly after news broke concerning his late call-up, Cullen took to Twitter to reveal his delight at Mick McCarthy’s decision to draft him into the squad.
— Josh Cullen (@JoshCullen) March 15, 2019
The call-up represents a landmark moment in the West Ham academy product’s career. Cullen’s bid to establish himself at the top level has not been a smooth process, but his latest achievement suggests that he has made significant strides forward in League One this season.
In response to his tweet, supporters turned out in their numbers to heap praise on the impressive loanee and urged him to remain injury free with the Addicks battling for promotion.
Here’s what fans of Charlton, West Ham and Bradford City had to say in response to Cullen’s post:
Well done Josh, fully deserved ? good luck but just don’t get injured please
— Reece (@ReeCAFC15) March 15, 2019
Well done Josh, you da man ??⚒
— Jim Smith (@Mozzer2015) March 15, 2019
Better than Zidane! #bcafc
— Bantamaj (@AJBeeca) March 15, 2019
Good luck josh play like did for us and you’ll soon be a regular in the national team ?
— Goldenbantam (@Goldenbantam) March 15, 2019
You deserve it mate, you have been top class last few games! Keep it up!
— Brad Perkins (@bradcafc) March 15, 2019
well done Josh, fully deserved
— Peter O`Sullivan (@peterjos64) March 15, 2019
Brilliant news ? congratulations @JoshCullen ☘️????
— darren rafferty (@DarrenRafferty) March 15, 2019
Congratulations Josh! Well deserved and hope to see you break through with us next season.
— Simon B (@donsimon78) March 15, 2019
Richly deserved mate – been a revelation on the #cafc midfield this year. Hope you can stay!
— Lee Elliott (@drcrelee) March 15, 2019