Andy Reid is hoping to carry his club form onto the international stage as the Republic of Ireland prepare to take on Germany and Kazkahstan.
The Nottingham Forest midfielder, who has scored five goals in 11 league games, was handed his first call up in five years by Ireland interim manager Noel King and revealed his delight at being involved in the set-up again.
"I'm absolutely delighted. It's been a long time and there has been quite a bit made of me not being in the squad," Reid told the club's official website.
"I've always been really proud of playing for my country. It's a great honour and to be involved again will be absolutely fantastic. I'm really grateful for the opportunity.
"I feel like I'm playing well and it would be nice for me to taste some international action," continued the 31-year-old. "Hopefully I'll perform on that stage as well."
Former Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland and Charlton midfielder Reid has amassed 27 caps for the Boys in Green, scoring four goals.
Meanwhile, Paddy Madden was in goal-scoring form for Championship club Yeovil Town as he struck a hat-trick in the Glovers' 8-0 victory over Radstock Town in the Somerset Premier Cup.
Madden, who recently recovered from a knee injury, had been included in Gary Johnson's squad for the clash, along with former Shelbourne midfielder Kevin Dawson.
The Republic of Ireland international, who picked up the League One Golden Boot last season, has failed to hit the net in eight competitive appearances this season.
Ireland take on Germany in Cologne on October 11 before hosting Kazakhstan in Dublin on October 15.