Blues Pair Called-Up

Last updated : 24 August 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The Blues pair have been named in Ireland manager Nigel Worthington's 21-man squad for the away game against Poland on 5th September and the home match against Slovakia four days later.

Full Northern Ireland squad:

Goalkeepers: Taylor (Birmingham), Mannus (Shamrock Rovers), Tuffey (Partick).

Defenders: Craigan (Motherwell), Hughes (Fulham), McAuley (Ipswich), McGivern (Man City), Baird (Fulham), Evans (Man United), McCartney (Sunderland), Coates (Crusaders).

Midfielders: McCann (Scunthorpe), Brunt (West Brom), McGinn (Celtic), Clingan (Coventry), Johnson (Birmingham), Davis (Rangers).

Forwards: Healy (Sunderland), Little (Rangers), Paterson (Burnley), Lafferty (Rangers), Ward (Sheffield United).