N. Ireland names football squad for World Cup qualifier

Belfast, Aug 24 (IANS) Northern Ireland on Wednesday announced a 23-member football squad for the World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic in Prague on September 4.

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich), Alan Mannus (St Johnstone), Trevoer Carson (Hartlepool).

Defenders: Gareth McAuley (West Brom), Jonny Evans (West Brom), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood), Lee Hodson (Rangers), Michael Smith (Peterborough), Tom Flanagan (Burton).

Midfielders: Steve Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Ollie Norwood (Brighton), Corry Evans (Blackburn), Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds), Paddy McNair (Sunderland), Michael Duffy (Dundee).

Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Norwich), Josh Magennis (Charlton), Conor Washington (QPR), Liam Boyce (Ross County).

–IANS

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