Toon ace gets Ireland call
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Newcastle striker Leon Best has been drafted into the Republic of Ireland squad for the Euro 2012 play-off against Estonia.
The 25-year-old former Coventry frontman has been called up by manager Giovanni Trapattoni, with West Brom's Shane Long likely to miss out because of a knee injury.
Best has been in superb form for the Magpies and his partnership with Demba Ba has been a key feature of the club's rise to third place in the Barclays Premier League table.