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Northern Ireland v Greece: Jonny Evans out - but could be available for Finland game

Published 07/10/2015

Evans is battling to be fit for the final fixture.
Evans is battling to be fit for the final fixture.

Jonny Evans has been ruled out of Northern Ireland's crucial European qualifier against Greece at Windsor Park on Thursday.

Evans has battled against a hamstring injury he picked up in West Brom's game against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The defender has been undergoing treatment with his club, but it's hoped he will join the international set-up for the game away to Finland on Sunday.

Other than Evans the rest of the squad has been passed fit to play in the Greece game.

While Kyle Lafferty, Chris Baird and Conor McLaughlin are suspended.

Northern Ireland top Group F in the qualifiers and need just two points from the remaining two games to secure qualification.

Victory would secure a first major tournament for the Green and White Army since 1986.

Failing that Hungary still need to win their remaining two games against the Faroe Islands and Greece to secure automatic qualification.

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