Northern Ireland name Matthew Kennedy in squad for Dutch and Czech games

Northern Ireland have named St Johnstone winger Matthew Kennedy in the squad for the friendly against the Czech Republic and the Euro 2020 qualifier from the Netherlands.

The Belfast-born 24-year-old is the new face in manager Michael ONeills 25-man party for the matches in Rotterdam on October 10 and Prague four days.
Hearts full-back Michael Smith returns to the squad after missing last months clashes through injury with Luxembourg and Germany.
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Cardiff shield Ciaron Brown, Motherwell midfielder Liam Donnelly and linfield striker Shayne Lavery retain their locations.
Regardless of suffering an elbow injury from his clubs 2-0 Premier League defeat at Crystal Palace last weekend, norwich full-back Jamal Lewis was appointed from the 25.
Northern Ireland are with leaders Germany in position in European qualifying Group C, level on 12 points, together with having played five games.
Goalkeepers: Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Trevor Carson, Michael McGovern
Defenders: Michael Smith, Ciaron Brown, Craig Cathcart, Jonny Evans, Tom Flanagan, Jamal Lewis, Conor McLaughlin
Midfielders: Stuart Dallas, Steven Davis Corry Evans, Shane Ferguson, Matthew Kennedy, Niall McGinn, Paddy McNair, George Saville, Jordan Thompson, Gavin Whyte
Forwards: Josh Magennis, Liam Boyce Shayne Lavery
Watch Northern Ireland choose 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)

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