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Back injury sidelines Cathcart


Craig Cathcart

Craig Cathcart

Craig Cathcart

Northern Ireland defender Craig Cathcart has withdrawn from Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier against the Faroe Islands after failing to recover from a back injury.

Blackpool centre-half Cathcart will not travel to Toftir, Northern Ireland managed Nigel Worthington has confirmed.

The 21-year-old, who moved to Blackpool from Manchester United this year, had already sat out Friday's 0-0 draw with Italy after suffering a back spasm in his club's 2-0 win at Liverpool.

Northern Ireland are unbeaten in two games in qualifying.

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