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McArdle Gets Northern Ireland Call (7/11/17)

McArdle Gets Northern Ireland Call (7/11/17)

Scunthorpe United's Rory McArdle has been called up by Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill for the coming international break.

The next break of the 2017/18 campaign in November sees Northern Ireland face a World Cup Play Off double header against Switzerland.

The first leg takes place in Belfast on November 9, with the away leg in Basel three days later.

Having named his provisional squad, there have not been changes since but Aaron Hughes is a major doubt for the first leg despite rejoining the group. Jonny Evans is in despite being a doubt also, and Jamie Ward, Paddy McNair and Rory McArdle return.

Bradford City's Shay McCartan and Adam Thompson both drop out.

Goalkeepers:

Roy Carroll (Linfield), Michael McGovern (Norwich), Alan Mannus (St. Johnstone).

Defenders:

Aaron Hughes (Hearts), Gareth McAuley (West Brom), Jonny Evans (West Brom), Chris Brunt (West Brom), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Lee Hodson (Rangers), Paddy McNair (Sunderland), Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United), Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe), Tom Flanagan (Burton).

Midfielders:

Steven Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Gwangju), Oliver Norwood (Fulham), Corry Evans (Blackburn), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds), Paul Paton (St. Johnstone), Matthew Lund (Burton), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), George Saville (Millwall).

Forwards:

Kyle Lafferty (Hearts), Josh Magennis (Charlton), Conor Washington (QPR), Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest).

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday November 7 2017
Time: 8:00AM

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