Sunday 25 September 2016

McCullough and Reeves win Northern Ireland calls

Published 04/10/2015 | 22:06

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has brought in reinforcements ahead of the games against Greece and Finland.
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has brought in reinforcements ahead of the games against Greece and Finland.

Doncaster defender Luke McCullough and MK Dons midfielder Ben Reeves have been called into Northern Ireland's squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Greece and Finland.

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Boss Michael O'Neill has brought the pair into the group amid injury concerns over two of his defenders, West Brom duo Jonny Evans and Gareth McAuley.

Evans came off in Albion's 2-0 Barclays Premier League loss at Crystal Palace on Saturday due to a hamstring problem. McAuley played the whole game, but had been a doubt in the build-up because of a calf complaint.

O'Neill's Group F leaders face Greece at home on Thursday then Finland away three days later.

One more win in what is their concluding double-header of fixtures in the pool would guarantee Northern Ireland's maiden appearance in a European Championship.

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