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All change: Kyle Lafferty is setting off on new adventure

All change: Kyle Lafferty is setting off on new adventure

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All change: Kyle Lafferty is setting off on new adventure

Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough has told Kyle Lafferty that if he delivers for his latest club Reggina, in Italy, he can still be the main man in attack for his country.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Baraclough revealed that 32-year-old striker Lafferty was surprised to hear he was part of the new manager's plans and still had an international future.

Under Michael O'Neill, it was Lafferty's goals that helped take Northern Ireland to the Euro 2016 finals, netting seven in the successful qualifying campaign, and Baraclough has not ruled out the Fermanagh man doing the same later this year in the Euro 2020 play-offs.