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Calling shots: Ian Baraclough passes on instructions to Mark Sykes on Northern Ireland U21 duty

Calling shots: Ian Baraclough passes on instructions to Mark Sykes on Northern Ireland U21 duty

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Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw

Calling shots: Ian Baraclough passes on instructions to Mark Sykes on Northern Ireland U21 duty

Northern Ireland can look forward to a bright future with Ian Baraclough's young guns.

That's the view of former Irish FA president Jim Shaw, who believes an improved production line hints at more success on the senior international stage.

Following the impressive work of the ClubNI programme and the IFA's Elite Performance Director Jim Magilton, the cream of Northern Ireland's young football talent have never been better prepared to further their careers in England and Scotland.