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Charles Back In International Fold

Striker named by Northern Ireland for friendly double-header

14 March 2022

Dion Charles has been re-called to the Northern Ireland squad following a goal-scoring start to his Wanderers’ career.

Charles missed his country’s last round of international fixtures in the autumn.

But the 26-year-old has been named by manager Ian Baraclough in a 25-man squad for friendlies away to Luxembourg on Friday, 25 March and against Hungary at Windsor Park on Tuesday, 29 March.

Charles will be hoping to add to his six full caps after scoring six times in 13 League One appearances for Wanderers since signing from Accrington Stanley in January.

Northern Ireland squad:

Goalkeepers – Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Sheffield Wednesday, on loan from Burnley), Conor Hazard (HJK Helsinki, on loan from Celtic), Luke Southwood (Reading).

Defenders – Craig Cathcart (Watford), Shane Ferguson (Rotherham United), Daniel Ballard (Millwall, on loan from Arsenal), Tom Flanagan (Shrewsbury Town), Ciaron Brown (Oxford United, on loan from Cardiff City), Conor Bradley (Liverpool), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), Trai Hume (Sunderland).

Midfielders – Steven Davis (Rangers), Niall McGinn (Dundee), Corry Evans (Sunderland), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), George Saville (Millwall), Jordan Thompson (Stoke City), Alistair McCann (Preston North End), Patrick Lane (Fleetwood Town), Matthew Kennedy (Aberdeen), Liam Donnelly (Motherwell).

Forwards – Josh Magennis (Wigan Athletic), Gavin Whyte (Oxford United, on loan from Cardiff City), Dion Charles (Bolton Wanderers), Shayne Lavery (Blackpool).


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