Norwich City striker Lafferty named in Northern Ireland squad

Kyle Lafferty, right, joins his Northern Ireland team-mates as they celebrate qualification for Euro

Kyle Lafferty, right, joins his Northern Ireland team-mates as they celebrate qualification for Euro 2016. - Credit: PA

Kyle Lafferty has been named in Northern Ireland's squad for the friendly against Latvia at Windsor Park on November 13.

Lafferty has been unable to break into the Norwich City first team, but he has become something of a talisman for Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill, playing a pivotal role as they qualified for the Euro 2016 finals.

Northern Ireland squad: R Carroll (Notts County), M McGovern (Hamilton), A Mannus (St Johnstone); Baird (Derby), G McAuley (West Brom), J Evans (West Brom), C Cathcart (Watford), S Ferguson (Millwall), L Hodson (MK Dons), C McLaughlin (Fleetwood); , S Davis (Southampton), C Brunt (West Brom), C Evans (Blackburn), O Norwood (Reading), P McCourt (Luton), S Dallas (Leeds); K Lafferty (Norwich), N McGinn (Aberdeen), J Ward (Nottm Forest), J Magennis (Kilmarnock), B McKay (Dundee Utd), W Grigg (Wigan), L Boyce (Ross County).