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Republic of Ireland under-21 manager Don Givens has given debuts to Fulham’s Michael Timlin and Mark Quigley of Millwall in his starting line-up for this evening’s clash with Portugal in Rio Maior.

Givens had lost four members of his original squad selection, and both Timlin and Quigley were late call-ups over the weekend.

Timlin, 19, is more renowned as a midfielder at Craven Cottage but will be asked to fill in at left back today – the withdrawals of defenders Marcus Painter and Patrick Kohlmann, of Birmingham City and Borussia Dortmund respectively, had left Givens short on numbers at the back.

Quigley, whose single first-team appearance for Millwall came in late 2003, will start in attack alongside Mark Yeates, who has Premiership experience for Spurs.