Northern Ireland authorized the two rookies, missing Grigg and veteran Hughes
The nomination of Northern Ireland in the opening match of the qualification process for the World Cup against the Czech footballers are two newcomers. Coach Michael O’Neill called defender Tom Flanagan in English třetiligového whole Burton Albion midfielder Michael Duffy Scottish Dundee.
“Tom deserved nomination, we’ve watched him a long time in jednadvacítce. And because Luke McCullough is injured, so the time had come to call him,” said O’Neill. “Michael has served in jednadvacítce stable performances and now the reward came for work in Dundee,” said Northern Irish coach.
Czech opponent will miss Will Grigg made during the European Championships famous ditty Northern Irish fans. Wigan striker partner is waiting for delivery. Called was not experienced defender Aaron Hughes, who with Kerala getting ready for the season by Indian league and O’Neill has not yet trained enough.
The match with the Czech national team, whose bench will be making a competitive debut of new coach Karel Jarolím, will be played Sept. 4 in Mlada Boleslav.
Nominations Northern Ireland:
Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich), Alan Mannus (St Johnstone / Scot.), Trevor Carson (Hartlepool);
Defenders: Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans (both West Bromwich), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood), Lee Hodson (Rangers / Scot.), Michael Smith (Peterborough), Tom Flanagan (Burton);
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen / Scot.), Oliver Norwood (Brighton), Corry Evans (Blackburn), Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds), Paddy McNair (Sunderland), Michael Duff (Dundee / Scot.);
Attackers: Kyle Lafferty (Norwich), Josh Magennis (Charlton), Conor Washington (Queens Park), Liam Boyce (Ross County).