Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Northern Ireland: Fresh faces in squad for Uruguay and Chile friendlies

Michael O'Neill's side will face Uruguay in May
Michael O'Neill's side will face Uruguay in May

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has named an experimental squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Uruguay and Chile, with five uncapped players being included.

Goalkeeper Trevor Carson, defensive trio Ryan McLaughlin, Luke McCullough and Liam Donnelly and midfielder Paul Paton are those yet to make a senior international appearance featuring in a 22-man party for the trip to South America.

O'Neill's men face Uruguay in Montevideo on May 30 before taking on Chile in Valparaiso on June 4.

Northern Ireland squad

Roy Carroll, Olympiacos

Michael McGovern, Falkirk

Trevor Carson, Portsmouth

Daniel Lafferty, Burnley

Ryan McLaughlin, Liverpool

Aaron Hughes, Queens Park Rangers

Luke McCullough, Doncaster Rovers

Liam Donnelly, Fulham

Chris Baird, Burnley

Steven Davis, Southampton

Oliver Norwood, Huddersfield Town

Shane Ferguson, Newcastle United

Corry Evans, Blackburn Rovers

Sammy Clingan, Kilmarnock

Jonny Steele, New York Red Bulls

Paul Paton, Dundee United

Niall McGinn, Aberdeen

Billy McKay, Inverness

Martin Paterson, Huddersfield Town

Jamie Ward, Derby County

Dean Shiels, Rangers

Josh Magennis, Aberdeen

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