Fettis earns Northern Ireland call
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 33-year-old, who moved to the Kingston Communications Stadium from cash-strapped York City earlier this season, will be included in the squad for the Euro 2004 qualifiers against Armenia and Greece later this month.
Fettis was called in after Manchester United keeper Roy Carroll was forced to withdraw from the squad for family reasons.
He is likely to back-up Fulham's Maik Taylor for the two qualifiers on March 29 and April 2, having last appeared for Northern Ireland in a 2-2 home draw against Moldova in November 1998.
"He's got plenty of experience and I know he can do the job," said McIlroy.
"It was him or Aidan Davison, of Bradford City, but Alan has been on standby for the squad ever since I got the job and has waited patiently for his chance."