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Smyth called-up for Northern Ireland senior side

QPR attacker Paul Smyth has been called-up to the Northern Ireland senior national side for two upcoming friendlies.

Smyth, 20, who scored the winner on his debut against South Korea earlier this year has been included in the squad again by manager Michael O’Neill.

Northern Ireland faces two International challenge matches against Panama and Costa Rica.

The Irish head to the Estadio Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez, Panama on 30th May (3:00 am BST) before heading to the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose on 3rd June (7:00 pm BST).

Youngster Smyth shot to prominence this season after joining QPR from Irish Premier side Linfield in August last year.

He made his R’s debut in January of this year, scoring in a 2-1 win against Cardiff City before also netting on his international debut in March.