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First call-up for Donnelly, McPake

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First call-up for Donnelly, McPake (©GettyImages)
First call-up for Donnelly, McPake (©GettyImages).

Teenage striker Rory Donnelly and Scotland-born defender James McPake have earned their first Northern Ireland call-ups for next month's friendly against Holland in Amsterdam.

Manager Michael O'Neill has named a much-changed squad for his second match in charge of the national side, with senior players including Jonny Evans, Chris Brunt, Aaron Hughes, Kyle Lafferty and Dean Shiels all excused.

That has left room for some experimentation in the 24-man party, with Swansea's Donnelly and McPake, who ended the season on loan at Hibernian from Coventry, joined by fellow uncapped duo Daniel Lafferty and Will Grigg.

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