Evans and Dallas included as Northern Ireland name squad

Ian Baraclough selects 26-man group for next month’s World Cup qualifiers

Jonny Evans in action during a Northern Ireland training session. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Jonny Evans in action during a Northern Ireland training session. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

 

Jonny Evans and Stuart Dallas are back in the Northern Ireland squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Switzerland and Bulgaria.

Both players were named in Ian Baraclough’s group last month but did not feature due to injury and personal reasons respectively.

Corry Evans and Josh Magennis were also in the 26-strong squad named by Baraclough as he prepares for the trip to Geneva to play Switzerland on October 9th, and the match against Bulgaria in Sofia on October 12th.

Northern Ireland squad

Goalkeepers – Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Sheffield Wednesday, on loan from Burnley), Trevor Carson (Dundee United), Conor Hazard (Celtic).

Defenders – Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Rotherham United), Jamal Lewis (Newcastle United), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Daniel Ballard (Millwall, on loan from Arsenal), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Ciaron Brown (Cardiff City).

Midfielders – Steven Davis (Rangers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Sunderland), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Millwall), Gavin Whyte (Oxford United, on loan from Cardiff City), Jordan Thompson (Stoke City), Jordan Jones (Wigan Athletic), Alistair McCann (Preston North End), Conor Bradley (Liverpool).

Forwards – Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Shayne Lavery (Blackpool), Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

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