Accrington Stanley’s Dion Charles has obtained his first senior call-up for Northern Eire’s worldwide fixtures later this month.
Charles’ call-up comes after a formidable season wherein the 25 year-old has netted 17 targets in 38 appearances throughout all competitions this season for Stanley.
Derry’s Nathan Gartside has additionally been handed his first call-up to the senior staff rather than Norwich’s Michael McGovern, who’s presently absent with a hamstring harm while fellow common – Motherwell’s Trevor Carson can be dominated out by means of harm.
Sunderland’s Tom Flanagan miss out in defence as Ciaron Brown is recalled after a sequence of spectacular performances for Cardiff after coming back from a powerful mortgage spell at Scottish Premiership’s Livingston.
Manchester United’s Ethan Galbraith is snubbed as Hearts’ Michael Smith is promoted from defence to midfield to interchange the teenager.
Middlesbrough’s Paddy McNair can be chosen regardless of scuffling with a knee harm which he suffered in Tuesday’s win over Preston North Finish.
Northern Eire start their bid to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup with a tough journey to Italy on 25 March, adopted by a pleasant towards USA at house on 28 March earlier than resuming their qualifying bid on 31 March as they host Bulgaria.
Right here is the 26-man Northern Eire squad to face Italy, USA and Bulgaria this month.
Goalkeepers – Nathan Gartside (Derry Metropolis), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Conor Hazard (Celtic)
Defence – Jonny Evans (Leicester), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland), Jamal Lewis (Newcastle), Daniel Ballard (Blackpool, on mortgage from Arsenal), Ciaron Brown (Cardiff Metropolis)
Midfield – Steven Davis (Rangers), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Jordan Thompson (Stoke Metropolis), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Alistair McCann (St Johnstone), Matthew Kennedy (Aberdeen), Michael Smith (Hearts), Paddy McNair (Middlesbrough)
Ahead – Kyle Lafferty (Reggina), Josh Magennis (Hull), Conor Washington (Charlton), Liam Boyce (Hearts), Gavin Whyte (Cardiff Metropolis), Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley)