Harry Arter has expressed his delight at his first senior call up the the Republic of Ireland squad.

Arter has been an integral part of Bournemouth’s success this season, scoring 8 goals in 36 appearances for the side currently sitting 1st in the Championship table. His efforts were rewarded this month by ROI boss Martin O’Neill and the midfielder says it’s a dream come true for him.

He told rte.ie “It means a lot. Playing for your country is the ultimate goal in football and when you’re a little boy, that’s what you dream of. If I do get the opportunity to play, it’ll be a proud moment. I’m pleased with my form. I’m part of a team that is top of the league and things are going well. My main goal when I play is to be a positive influence on the team and try to be part of a successful team.”

Arter will be hoping to make an appearance as the Republic of Ireland face Poland in a EURO 2016 qualifier.

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