JAMES BERRETT has been added to the Republic of Ireland Under 21 squad for the Intercontinental Cup tournament in Malaysia later this month.
It means Town will have two representatives in the far East, with Michael Collins already in coach Don Givens’ squad.
Berrett, 19, had been on standby, but was added to the full squad for the May 12-25 event which will feature at least three games for the Republic.
They play Iraq, Malaysia and Nigeria in group games, with the semi-finals and final following on.
Berrett has played for the Republic Under 19s, but this is his first Under 21 involvement.
He made his 12th start of the season for Town at Luton, despite suffering from illness during the build-up.
Berrett was physically sick moments before the start, leading to a short delay as that section of the pitch was cleaned.
He lasted 64 minutes in the holding midfield role before being replaced by Phil Jevons, who went on to score the winner.
“Given that James wasn’t in the best shape, his performance was a credit to him,” said Murphy.
“He started feeling poorly on the way down there on Saturday morning, but we asked him to give it a go and he responded really well.
“But he was clearly getting tired and that’s why we replaced him.”
Murphy retained his favoured 3-5-2 system after the switch, putting Jevons up alongside Andy Booth and pulling Danny Schofield, who was making his final Town appearance, back into midfield.
“We adapted well and it turned out to be the game’s turning point,” added Murphy.