Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has lost six players from his squad to face Malta
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has lost six players from his squad for the trip to Malta.
Last Updated: 03/02/13 9:50pm
Trevor Carson has a finger injury and will be absent along with fellow new boy Ryan McLaughlin has a calf complaint.
Ryan McGivern and Jamie Ward both have hamstring problems, while a foot injury prevents Oliver Norwood from joining the squad.
Roy Carroll had already announced he would not be making the short trip from Greece as a result of a back complaint.
O'Neill has moved quickly to draft in Ger Doherty of Derry, Aberdeen's Josh Magennis and Josh Carson of Ipswich.