James McClean will bow out of international football tomorrow night and then turn his attention to Wrexham and Disneyland.
The 34-year-old announced last month he intended to walk away from Republic of Ireland duty following this international break which concludes with a friendly against New Zealand in Dublin.
It will be his 103rd and final appearance for the ‘Boys in Green’ and he is already planning what to do with his spare time.
Speaking at a press conference today, he said: “I have no plans to hang up the boots any time soon.
“I am going to savour Tuesday and then I promised my wife and kids, because I never had a summer off in a long time, so we are going to go book Florida, go away for a month, and enjoy Disneyland.”
Derry-born McClean made his Ireland debut in 2012 and admits it’ll be an emotional night when he gets to say farewell to the Aviva Stadium crowd.
He added: “It means everything.
“The Ireland jersey, along with the Derry City jersey, is a jersey that means more to me than anything else ever will and tomorrow night, for the last time, I will pull it on.
“When I say that out loud, it is a bit sad that that is going to be the case but look, tomorrow night when I pull it on, I will do what I have done 102 times before and I will try and do it with as much pride and as much justice as possible because, like I said, there is no more special feeling than pulling on the green jersey and representing your country.”
McClean missed Wrexham’s 2-0 defeat at Accrington Stanley on Saturday – a setback that saw Phil Parkinson’s men slip to fourth in the League Two table.
The former Sunderland and Wigan winger has made 11 league appearances for Wrexham this season and scored his first goal for the club in the 2-1 EFL Trophy win over Port Vale earlier this month.