Shiels recalled by Worthington
Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington has recalled Dean Shiels to his squad for the friendly with Serbia.
By Elliot Ball
Last Updated: 03/11/09 6:17pm
Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington has recalled Dean Shiels to his squad for the Belfast friendly with Serbia.
Shiels, who has been capped eight times, has not represented his country since their 2-0 defeat by Hungary a year ago, but the Doncaster midfielder has returned to the Northern Irish set-up after a hot streak in front of goal - scoring two in his last three games for Rovers.
Dunfermline striker Andy Kirk retains his place while Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is expected to feature after missing the final World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic.
Martin Paterson and Sammy Clingan remain long-term absentees and do not make the squad for the November 14 fixture.
Northern Ireland squad:
M Taylor (Birmingham), A Mannus (Shamrock), J Tuffey (Partick); G McAuley (Ipswich), A Hughes (Fulham), J Evans (Man Utd), S Craigan (Motherwell), G McCartney (Sunderland), C Baird (Fulham); N McGinn (Celtic), G McCann (Scunthorpe), M O'Connor (Scunthorpe), S Davis (Rangers), C Brunt (West Brom), D Shiels (Doncaster), P McCourt (Celtic); D Healy (Sunderland), W Feeney (Cardiff), K Lafferty (Rangers), A Kirk (Dunfermline).