Record goalscorer David Healy has been omitted from the Northern Ireland squad to face Morocco in a friendly at Windsor Park on November 17.
Healy, 30, marked his debut for Doncaster on Saturday by scoring in the victory against Millwall following his arrival on a one-month loan deal from Sunderland.
But Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington has chosen to leave out a striker with 35 goals in 84 games to his credit, although none in the last two years.
Instead Kyle Lafferty, Warren Feeney and Rory Patterson will fight it out for a starting place in attack.
Full-back George McCartney, on loan to Leeds from Sunderland, returns to the squad for the first time this season, while schoolboy Johnny Gorman retains his place.