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O'Neill adds duo to squad

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has called up two players to his squad for next Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Russia.

MK Dons defender Lee Hodson and Rotherham midfielder Michael O'Connor have been added to an initial 20-man squad for a game originally scheduled for March but which had to be given a new date due to a frozen pitch at Windsor Park.

The game sees Kyle Lafferty return from suspension but midfielder Chris Brunt sits out after incurring a ban of his own

Forwards Will Grigg and Jamie Ward are available again after injury but Sammy Clingan (knee) is absent.

Northern Ireland have taken three points from their five games so far in Group F.


From Belfast Telegraph