Aston Villa forward Scott Hogan was called into the Republic of Ireland squad for the first time for their upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Wales.
The 25-year-old was born in Salford, but qualifies for ROI through his father, and could make his debut for the national team against Moldova on Friday night.
Hogan has not scored in 10 Championship appearances for Villa this season, but he has managed three goals in the EFL Cup, and it would be fair to say that the forward is still a popular figure with the Villa supporters.
On Tuesday, Hogan posted an image of himself in action during a Republic of Ireland training session, and Championship club Villa retweeted the post in a show of support to their player, who only has one assist to his name this season.
The club’s fanbase were also out in force to wish Hogan luck as the forward looks to make an impression over the next week.
A selection of the best Twitter reaction can be found below:
— Scott Hogan (@ScottHogan_9) October 3, 2017
Good luck with your debut for ireland 🇮🇪 Scott 👍🏻
— jαnєчσ (@janeyo_jane) October 3, 2017
Always good to see Villa men playing for Ireland. The USA '94 team made me start supporting villa. You have big boots to fill! #COYBIG
— Sean Logue (@villaman1988) October 3, 2017
— James costigan (@CostiganJimmy) October 3, 2017
Best of luck for the next few weeks Scott 🇮🇪
— Boyle96HD (@Boyle96HD) October 3, 2017
Delighted to see more Villa players with the Irish squad 🙂
— Chris Maguire (@Mooley22) October 4, 2017
Good luck with your debut for ROI🇮🇪, But not to good as I am Welsh LOL 😂
— Ianto #AVFC (@ianmorgan6775) October 4, 2017
Good luck scott find your form find the net then find your way back to villa park
— John Rooker (@ClassOf82_AVFC) October 4, 2017
@ScottHogan_9 good luck buddy..! You were great on Saturday @ VP when you came on.. keep it up, enjoyed watching you.. UTV..!
— Marc J (@Marco_J77) October 3, 2017