Sanchez leaves duo out again
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jeff Whitley and Philip Mulryne have again been left out of the Northern Ireland squad.Jeff Whitley and Philip Mulryne have again been left out of the Northern Ireland squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.
The Cardiff pair were sent home in disgrace for breaking a curfew before the win over Azerbaijan last month.
Northern Ireland boss Lawrie Sanchez has again decided to leave the pair out for the games with Wales and Austria.
Lincoln defender Gareth McAuley has been recalled to the squad after missing the victories over Azerbaijan and England through injury.
Northern Ireland captain Aaron Hughes is absent as he recovers from a hernia operation.
Southampton defender Chris Baird is unavailable for the clash with Wales through suspension, but is free to face Austria.
Ivan Sproule, Andy Smith and Michael Duff all keep their places in the squad after being late call-ups for last month's qualifiers.
Taylor (Birmingham), Carroll (West Ham), Ingham (Wrexham); Murdock (Rotherham), Craigan (Motherwell), Capaldi (Plymouth), Duff (Burnley), McAuley (Lincoln); Davis (Aston Villa), Johnson (Birmingham), Brunt (Sheff Wed), Elliott (Hull), Gillespie (Sheff Utd), Robinson (Luton); Healy (Leeds), Quinn (Peterborough), Feeney (Luton), Jones (Crewe), Smith (Preston), Sproule (Hibs). Chris Baird of Southampton is available for match against Austria.