Linfield goalkeeper Roy Carroll has retained his place in the Northern Ireland squad. (c) Cameron Hamilton/Presseye

CARROLL IN SQUAD FOR WORLD CUP PLAYOFFS

Linfield goalkeeper Roy Carroll has been called into Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland squad for the World Cup Playoff games against Switzerland this month.

Carroll has been an ever present in the Blues' side during their Danske Bank Premiership campaign so far and retains his place in the squad for the games in Belfast on Thursday 9th November and in Basel on Sunday 12th November.

Also included in the Northern Ireland squad are former NI Football League favourites Alan Mannus (St. Johnstone), Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion), Niall McGinn (Gwangju) and Stuart Dallas (Leeds United).

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