MATT O’RILEY is on the brink of an international reward following his blistering start to the season.
The Celtic midfielder will almost certainly receive his first senior call-up for his adopted nation Denmark for next moth’s Euro 24 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and San Marino.
Former Fulham prospect O’Riley, who played for England at youth level, has been a key man for Brendan Rodgers since the start of the new campaign and has scored four goals – one more than his tally last term – and assisted in two others, including Kyogo Furuhashi’s Ibrox winner earlier this month.
THUMB’S UP…Matt O’Riley acknowledges the Celtic fans after scoring the second goal in the 3-0 win at Livingston.
The 22-year-old playmaker has already turned out six times for the Danish Under-21 team where he claimed two strikes during impressive performances.
Christian Eriksen and Thomas Delaney have been stalwarts for the national side in recent years, but the midfielders are now in their thirties and the team bosses are keen to freshen up their squad, according to a report in Sky Sports.
O’Riley is on their radar for a step up with Denmark currently second in Euro Qualifying Group H, lying behind Slovenia with four games to play. They face Kazakhstan in Copenhagen on October 14 before travelling to San Marino three days later.