Northern Ireland call for Lafferty

Last updated : 25 January 2013 By Tony Scholes

Lafferty, who has won two caps previously, is in the latest squad for a friendly against Malta a week on Wednesday, the game being played in the Ta'Qali National Stadium in Attard.

Lafferty's international bow came in the summer when he played the first half of a friendly against Holland in Amsterdam that ended in a 6-0 defeat.

In November he got his second cap, and his first competitive international action, playing at Windsor Park, Belfast in a World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan that ended in a 1-1 draw.

He's been named in a squad of 23 players for this game.

That squad is: Roy Carroll (Olympiacos), Alan Mannus (St. Johnstone), Trevor Carson (Bury), Aaron Hughes (Fulham), Jonny Evans (Man United), Ryan McGivern (Man City, currently on loan at Hibs), Craig Cathcart (Blackpool), Gareth McAuley (West Brom), Danny Lafferty (Burnley), Alex Bruce (Hull), Steven Davis (Southampton), Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield), Corry Evans (Hull), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Chris Brunt (West Brom), Shane Ferguson (Newcastle), Ryan McLaughlin (Liverpool), Dean Shiels (Rangers), Jamie Ward (Derby), Will Grigg (Walsall), Billy McKay (Inverness), Pat McCourt (Celtic), Adam McGurk (Tranmere).