Hibs pair called up to Northern Ireland Squad

By Steve Forbes
Last updated : 08 October 2012

Hibs defenders James McPake and Ryan McGivern have both been called upto the Northern Ireland squad.

The Irish face Portugal in a World Cup Qualifier in Porto on Tuesday October the 16th, with a 20:45pm kick off.

McPake will be in line to win his second cap, whilst on loan Manchester City full back McGivern has been capped 16 times, and is likely to start.

Both players played in the Hibees 3-0 win over Dundee On Saturday, with McGivern making his first start at Easter Road.

Northern Ireland squad

Goalkeepers: Roy Carroll (Olympiakos), Alan Mannus (St Johnstone), Michael McGovern (Falkirk)

Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Fulham), Ryan McGivern (Manchester City), Jonny Evans (Manchester United), Craig Cathcart (Blackpool), Alex Bruce (Hull), James McPake (Hibernian), Joe Dudgeon (Hull)

Midfielders: Chris Baird (Fulham), Steven Davis (Southampton), Grant McCann (Peterborough), Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield), Corry Evans (Hull), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Shane Ferguson (Newcastle), Pat McCourt (Celtic), Josh Carson (Ipswich)

Forwards: Martin Paterson (Burnley), David Healy (Bury), Dean Shiels (Rangers), Kyle Lafferty (FC Sion), Will Grigg (Walsall)

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