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Dallas blow for Northern Ireland

Brentford winger Stuart Dallas has withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad due to a leg injury, with Preston's Andy Little called up to the 27-man training group.

Dallas, who earned his only previous cap against Wales in a much-depleted Carling Nations Cup side three years ago, was on Monday added to the preliminary group for the opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Hungary.

Manager Michael O'Neill will cut the squad to 23 before leaving for Budapest and Sunday's Group F clash.

Young Liverpool defender Ryan McLaughlin also withdrew on Tuesday evening.

The 19-year-old tweeted: "Gutted I had to pull out of the ni squad injuries always comes at the worst time, hope to be back in a couple of weeks. #NoLuck."


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