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Conor Hazard made his Northern Ireland debut during the tour of Central America in 2018.

Conor Hazard made his Northern Ireland debut during the tour of Central America in 2018.

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Conor Hazard made his Northern Ireland debut during the tour of Central America in 2018.

At least one of the goalkeeping options open to Northern Ireland is set to be playing regular football during the second half of the campaign.

Celtic stopper Conor Hazard has joined Scottish Championship side Dundee on loan until the end of the season, returning to the club he joined on an emergency short-term deal in October.

Hazard will now challenge Jack Hamilton for the fourth-placed club's starting spot as they look to seal their place in the promotion play-offs.

The 21-year-old has previously played for both Falkirk and Partick Thistle in Scotland's second tier and will hope to once again gain regular game-time by stepping away from Celtic Park.

Hazard has yet to make a senior appearance for his parent club although made his Northern Ireland debut in Costa Rica in June 2018.

The other senior Northern Ireland goalkeepers are also struggling for game-time. Number one Bailey Peacock-Farrell is yet to play since joining Burnley during the summer, Trevor Carson hasn't featured for Motherwell this season and Michael McGovern has played only three times for Norwich.

Belfast Telegraph