Home / Sports News / Northern Ireland: Jamie Ward, Aaron Hughes & Paddy McNair in World Cup play-off squad

Northern Ireland: Jamie Ward, Aaron Hughes & Paddy McNair in World Cup play-off squad

Aaron Hughes was once named in the provisional squad for the qualifiers in opposition to Germany and Norway then again had to withdraw with a calf hurt

Jamie Ward has been recalled to the Northern Ireland squad for the World Cup play-off in opposition to Switzerland.

The Nottingham Forest striker was once unavailable for lots of the qualifying advertising marketing campaign because of a calf hurt then again has now not too way back return to club duty.

Aaron Hughes has moreover been built-in after missing the qualifiers in opposition to Germany and Norway while Paddy McNair returns after an 11-month lay-off.

The first leg is on 9 November with the return in Basel three days later.

Manager Michael O’Neill has moreover recalled Scunthorpe defender Rory McArdle, with the 30-year-old a hit the remaining of his seven caps in March 2014.

West Brom defender Jonny Evans has recovered from his hurt scare to retain his place.

O’Neill has determined on a squad of 27 for the suits at Windsor Park and St Jakob Park, with the Bradford City duo of Shay McCartan and Adam Thompson every throwing in the towel.

Hughes has however to return for his club, Hearts, since chickening out from the full Group C qualifiers in opposition to Germany and Norway then again the veteran defender would possibly simply serve as in opposition to Kilmarnock on Sunday forward of linking up in conjunction with his compatriots in Belfast.

“Aaron has worked hard to be fit and done personal training sessions in Manchester,” O’Neill said.

McNair made his return from an anterior cruciate ligament hurt on Saturday when he were given right here of the bench for the remaining 11 minutes of Sunderland’s 2-1 loss to Bristol City.

The 22-year-old has been sidelined since remaining November and O’Neill admits he’s probably not to be have compatibility enough to start either one of the suits.

“It’s important for Paddy to be involved but he will be assessed,” he said.

“I spoke to (Sunderland boss) Simon Grayson and we’re optimistic he’ll be fine quality.

“For Paddy to be out has been tricky for him. It’s necessary he’s with us. We do not be expecting him to begin however hope he will also be concerned.”

Northern Ireland squad

Goalkeepers: Roy Carroll (Linfield), Michael McGovern (Norwich), Alan Mannus (St. Johnstone)

Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Hearts), Gareth McAuley (West Brom), Jonny Evans (West Brom), Chris Brunt (West Brom), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Lee Hodson (Rangers), Paddy McNair (Sunderland), Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United), Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe), Tom Flanagan (Burton)

Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Gwangju), Oliver Norwood (Fulham), Corry Evans (Blackburn), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds), Paul Paton (St. Johnstone), Matthew Lund (Burton), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), George Saville (Millwall)

Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Hearts), Josh Magennis (Charlton), Conor Washington (QPR), Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest)

About ShoaibAslam

Check Also

Rob Greenwood: Staff made complaints about former Para-swimming coach in 2014

Greenwood mentioned he did “not consider I was ever knowingly offensive or insulting” British Para-swimming …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *