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Northern Ireland welcome Johnson back

Published: Tuesday 3 October 2006, 15.39CET
Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez has recalled one player and left out three others for the UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifiers against Denmark and Latvia.
by Kenny Archer
from Belfast
 
Published: Tuesday 3 October 2006, 15.39CET

Northern Ireland welcome Johnson back

Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez has recalled one player and left out three others for the UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifiers against Denmark and Latvia.

Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez has recalled one player and left out three others for the UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifiers against Denmark and Latvia.

Ins and outs
Back in midfield contention after suspension is Birmingham City FC captain Damien Johnson, but Sheffield Wednesday FC winger Chris Brunt and Hibernian FC wide man Ivan Sproule have been left out along with Leicester City FC's Gareth McAuley for Saturday's trip to Copenhagen, when captain Aaron Hughes of Aston Villa FC should win his 50th cap. The Latvia tie will be played next Wednesday in Belfast, where Northern Ireland beat Spain 3-2 in their last Group F outing.

Northern Ireland squad
Goalkeepers: Maik Taylor (Birmingham City FC), Roy Carroll (West Ham United FC), Michael Ingham (Wrexham FC).

Defenders: Tony Capaldi (Plymouth Argyle FC), Stephen Craigan (Motherwell FC), Chris Baird (Southampton FC), Aaron Hughes (Aston Villa FC), Michael Duff (Burnley FC), Jonathan Evans (R. Antwerp FC).

Midfielders: Grant McCann (Cheltenham Town FC), Steve Davis (Aston Villa FC), Stuart Elliott (Hull City FC), Keith Gillespie (Sheffield United FC), Sammy Clingan (Nottingham Forest FC), Damien Johnson (Birmingham City FC)

Forwards: Warren Feeney (Luton Town FC), James Quinn (Northampton Town FC), David Healy (Leeds United AFC), Kyle Lafferty (Burnley FC), Steve Jones (Burnley FC)

 
Last updated: 03/10/06 16.21CET

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