Q Radio Sport
Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough's made three changes to his squad ahead of next week's Euro 2020 play-off final against Slovakia.
Manchester United's Ethan Galbraith, Aberdeen winger Matthew Kennedy and Celtic goalkeeper Conor Hazard have been brought in for the vital clash.
Rangers forward Jordan Jones has been excluded after breaking Covid-19 protocols, while Oxford's Joel Cooper also misses out.
Hazard replaces Trevor Carson who is injured.
After their play-off match, Baraclough's side will face Austria and Romania in the Nations League.
⚽️ Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough has named a 26-strong panel for the Euro Play-Off Final against Slovakia in Belfast next Thursday. Manchester United midfielder Ethan Galbraith, Aberdeen winger Matthew Kennedy and Celtic goalkeeper Conor Hazard are the new faces: #GAWA pic.twitter.com/QXYp4boNIe— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 5, 2020
Meanwhile, Jordan Jones is facing an SFA probe:
The @NorthernIreland winger Jordan Jones & @RangersFC teammate George Edmundson charged by Scottish FA "for breaching Covid-19 regulations and also for not acting in the best interests of football." Hearing date set for November 19. Jones misses NI Euro play-off next week. pic.twitter.com/EqvI7R9oxu— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 4, 2020
It was confirmed Thursday night more than 1,000 supporters can watch the game:
Confirmed: Some good news for the #GAWA— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 5, 2020
1,000+ fans will be able to attend @NorthernIreland Euro play-off final v Slovakia at Windsor Park next Thursday@OfficialIrishFA statement: pic.twitter.com/AYoZkycwgJ
Republic manager Stephen Kenny has also named his squad:
Republic of Ireland squad announced for England, Wales & Bulgaria matches @LutonTown striker James Collins recalled, @ShamrockRovers midfielder Jack Byrne to link up with squad ahead of Wales match: pic.twitter.com/f2Kae5JEwO— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 5, 2020
Linfield Ladies are out of the Women's Champions League after a heavy defeat in Wednesday's first qualifying round tie.
The Blues went down 8-0 against top Belgian side Anderlecht in Brussels.
Locally, Sion Swifts missed the chance to go top of the Danske Women's Premiership after they were held to a one-all draw by Crusaders in Strabane.
Sion stay second, the Crues move up to third and Glentoran still lead the way in the title race.
Honours even in Strabane so @SionSwiftsLFC stay 2nd, with @CruesStrikers up to 3rd - while @Glentoran @GlentoranWomen still lead the way.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 4, 2020
Kelly Crompton goal for Sion, Emily Wilson Crues equaliser.
📸 CSX Sports/Chris Scott #DanskeWomensPrem pic.twitter.com/XICS8eoVWj
There's a big weekend ahead, and there's been a boost for the Glens:
🎥 Here's the news all @Glentoran fans will love to hear - midfield star Hrvoje Plum is ready to return after being out of action since January— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 5, 2020
Glens boss @MickMcDermott says a practice match has been arranged & the Croatian free kick expert "is available for selection now"👇 pic.twitter.com/RVuQfsuGl3