Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has lost six players from his squad to face Malta
Last Updated: February 3, 2013 9:50pm
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill will have to tinker with his squad after six players pulled out of Wednesday's trip to Malta.
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.