Northern Ireland squad unchanged for European Qualifiers against Netherlands and Germany
Watch Northern Ireland vs Netherlands on November 16 and Germany vs Northern Ireland on November 19, both live on Sky Sports
By Dan Sansom
Last Updated: 06/11/19 2:24pm
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has named an unchanged squad for the decisive European Qualifiers against the Netherlands and Germany.
O'Neill has retained the same 25-man group he announced for last month's defeat to the Dutch and the subsequent friendly win away in the Czech Republic.
Defensive duo Craig Cathcart and Michael Smith have both been included despite recently picking up injuries playing for their clubs.
Cathcart was a doubt after he was substituted 20 minutes into Watford's Premier League defeat by Chelsea on Saturday with a back problem.
Hearts full-back Smith also had to be taken off during his side's League Cup semi-final loss to Rangers on Sunday.
N Ireland vs Netherlands
November 16, 2019, 7:15pm
Norwich defender Jamal Lewis was forced to pull out of Northern Ireland's two previous matches due to a knee injury but is fit again having returned to the Canaries side in recent weeks.
Cardiff's Gavin Whyte and Blackpool's Jordan Thompson are also expected to be ready despite recent fitness concerns.
Germany vs N Ireland
November 19, 2019, 7:40pm
St Johnstone winger Matthew Kennedy is the only uncapped player involved after receiving his first call-up last time out.
Northern Ireland sit third in Group C, just three points behind each of their final two opponents. Ronald Koeman's Holland visit Windsor Park on November 16, with the team's campaign concluding in Frankfurt three days later.