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Washington included in Northern Ireland squad

STRIKER Conor Washington has been called-up by Northern Ireland for two matches next month.

The R’s forward has been selected for their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Norway.

The Irish host Germany at Windsor Park on Thursday, 5th October before heading to Norway on Sunday, 8th October.

Northern Ireland are currently second in Group C and have guaranteed their spot in the play-offs as they bid to qualify for the finals in Russia next year.

Victories against Germany - currently group leaders - and Norway would seal an automatic qualifying spot.

Washington has 10 caps for Michael O’Neill’s side, scoring three times.