Injured Jamal Lewis named in Northern Ireland squad
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Last Updated: 04/10/19 7:12am
Norwich full-back Jamal Lewis has been named in the Northern Ireland squad, despite suffering an elbow injury in his side's 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace last weekend.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has confirmed Lewis has damaged ligaments but has not broken the elbow as first feared and he will continue to be monitored over the weekend.
O'Neill also named uncapped St Johnstone winger Matthew Kennedy in the squad for the Euro 2020 qualifier against the Netherlands and the friendly against the Czech Republic.
The Belfast-born 24-year-old is the only new face in O'Neill's 25-man party for the games in Rotterdam on October 10 and Prague four days later.
Hearts full-back Michael Smith returns to the squad after missing last month's clashes with Luxembourg and Germany through injury.
Linfield striker Shayne Lavery, Motherwell midfielder Liam Donnelly and Cardiff defender Ciaron Brown all retain their places after being called up for the September fixtures.
Rangers winger Jordan Jones will not be back before the November games after having surgery. He injured himself in the Old Firm game on September 1 after lunging at Moritz Bauer and being sent off.
Northern Ireland are in second place in European qualifying Group C, level on 12 points with leaders Germany, with both having played five games.
Northern Ireland squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Trevor Carson, Michael McGovern, Bailey Peacock-Farrell
Defenders: Ciaron Brown, Craig Cathcart, Jonny Evans, Tom Flanagan, Jamal Lewis, Conor McLaughlin, Michael Smith
Midfielders: Stuart Dallas, Steven Davis, Liam Donnelly, Corry Evans, Shane Ferguson, Matthew Kennedy, Niall McGinn, Paddy McNair, George Saville, Jordan Thompson, Gavin Whyte
Forwards: Liam Boyce, Kyle Lafferty, Shayne Lavery, Josh Magennis
Watch Northern Ireland take on the Netherlands live on Sky Sports Main Event on October 10 (kick-off 7.45pm) and Czech Republic on Sky Sports Football on October 14 (kick-off 6pm)