NI squad named for friendlies

Published Monday, 19 May 2014
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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has named his squad for the pre-World Cup warm-up matches against Uruguay and Chile.

NI squad named for friendlies
Michael O’Neill’s side travel to South America later this month. (© Presseye)

The 22-man squad includes five players who, if given the chance, could make their senior debut for the international side.

They include, Portsmouth goalkeeper Trevor Carson, Liverpool defender Ryan McLaughlin, Luke McCullough of Doncaster Rovers, Fulham's Liam Donnelly and Dundee United midfielder Paul Paton.

The game against Uruguay takes place in Montevideo on Friday, 30 May and in Valparaiso, Chile on Wednesday, 4 June.

Northern Ireland has been chosen to give the teams a sample of European opponents ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

NI Squad to face Uruguay and Chile

Goalkeepers: Roy Carroll, Michael McGovern, Trevor Carson.
Defenders: Daniel Lafferty, Ryan McLaughlin, Aaron Hughes, Luke McCullough, Liam Donnelly, Chris Baird.
Midfielders: Steven Davis, Oliver Norwood, Shane Ferguson, Corry Evans, Sammy Clingan, Jonny Steele, Paul Paton.
Forwards: Niall McGinn, Billy McKay, Martin Paterson, Jamie Ward, Dean Shiels, Josh Magennis.

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Comments Comments
Frankie Sharpe in Larne wrote (255 days ago):
I think if we can pick up 2 points from these games that would be a terrific effort from the boys GAWA
Belfast in Belfast wrote (256 days ago):
Interesting to see in mclaughlin plays
Franco in Belfast wrote (256 days ago):
I like MO'N and he hasn't much to pick from, but i would like him to give the lad from Burton Albion a chance McGurk, he had a lot of nice touches and wants to play for his country, which is half the battle .
s magowan in belfast wrote (256 days ago):
Big fan of our present manager,but why did he exclude the two best young strikers in the Irish League,Joe Gormley and Liam Boyce?
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