West Brom defender Dara O’Shea made his debut for Ireland on Wednesday night in a 1-0 loss to Finland in the UEFA Nations League.

The 21-year-old has played every minute of the Baggies’ Premier League season and his early season form earned him a call-up to the Ireland Under-21s.

But O’Shea was promoted to the senior squad after it was ravaged by coronavirus cases and injuries, and he was thrown straight into the starting 11 on Wednesday evening.

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O’Shea impressed in the first half and the scores remained level at half time. But after the break, Finland opened the scoring through Fredrik Jensen after a poor attempt at playing out from the back from Ireland keeper Darren Randolph.

It was unfortunate that O’Shea couldn’t keep a clean sheet on his debut, but he still put in a good performance in his first game as a senior Ireland player.

The performance will give Baggies fans confidence in their young defender going forward, as he still has a lot of time to develop into a great player and winning his first senior cap is a huge milestone for his development.

Some fans took to social media to praise the maturity shown by the young defender while others liked the enthusiasm O’Shea showed in the early stages.

Here is how some Irish fans reacted to O’Shea’s performance:

In other West Brom news, a potential new Baggies signing will have a medical on Thursday according to a journalist.

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