Next Game

Uruguay v N Ireland

Friday, 30 May 2014, 16:00

International Match

Last Game

Cyprus 0 - 0 N Ireland

Wednesday, 05 March 2014, 18:00

International Match

Ward to miss Turkey friendly

Jamie Ward has withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad to face Turkey on Friday due to a foot injury, the Irish FA has announced.

Last Updated: 12/11/13 at 21:10 Post Comment   

Jamie Ward: Ruled out for Northern Ireland

Jamie Ward: Ruled out for Northern Ireland

The Derby forward played a key role in the Rams' 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday but has suffered a bruised foot and did not fly out with the rest of Michael O'Neill's squad on Tuesday.

Newcastle left-back Shane Ferguson, currently on loan at Birmingham, was another man not on the flight to Turkey due to illness but he may make the trip later in the week depending on his recovery.

Hibernian defenders Ryan McGivern and James McPake have both been drafted into the squad as cover.

Ward's withdrawal from the squad follows those of Gareth McAuley, Chris Brunt and Michael O'Connor on Monday and should Ferguson not recover in time to join up with his team-mates, O'Neill will be left with just 18 players at his disposal on Friday night.

Barnsley winger Paddy McCourt and Hull's Alex Bruce remain options if more reinforcements are needed but the manager would be loathe to draw on his the country's Under-21 squad given that they have a European Championship qualifier in Italy on Thursday night, just a day before the senior game in Adana.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e was right to leave, but not just because of the money City were coming into. If I remember rightly he had a reasonable amount of chances to shine at City, but he never passed the bloody ball. Loads of aimless dribbles and 40 yard shots and not much else. I would say that if he had learnt to be a bit more of a team player he may have done better at City.

bright and edgy
Sturridge: Right to leave City

O

h! And.... has it gone in!?' Well John, it is quite literally your job to tell me, so stop phrasing it as a question.

ajsr1982
Eye On The Experts: John Motson

M

an who resembles bond villain complains about spies ....brillliant

mrjackson
Palace deny spying accusation

Footer 365

Premier League: Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner hails Paul Lambert in bullish statement

Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has issued a bullish statement in reaction to the suspension of two of his coaches.

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says results are all that matter

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says the team's stye of play is irrelevant as they try to stay in the top four.

World Cup: Peter Shilton backs England keeper Joe Hart

England legend Peter Shilton believes Manchester City's Joe Hart can become one of the world's top goalkeepers.

Mail Box

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property