Northern Ireland drop Healy

08 November 2010 01:00
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.

Source: PA