Barton is a surprise pick by manager Nigel Worthington for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Italy and the Faroe Islands next month.
National service: Barton (left) will link up with Northern Ireland for the qualifiers
Northern Ireland squadTaylor(Birmingham), Tuffey (Inverness),Blayney (Linfield), J Evans (Man United), Craigan (Motherwell),Cathcart (Blackpool), McAuley (Ipswich), Hughes (Fulham), Baird (Fulham),McCann (Peterborough), Brunt (West Bromwich), Gorman (Wolves), C Evans (Man United), Davis (Rangers), McGinn (Celtic), Barton (Preston), Clingan (Coventry),Healy (Sunderland), Feeney (Oldham), Lafferty (Rangers), McCourt (Celtic), Patterson (Plymouth)
The 20-year-old has been fast-tracked after making six league appearances for his club this season and scoring once.
Blackburn-born Barton, who qualifies through one of his parents, has played for Northern Ireland's Under 19 side.
Worthington has recalled Celtic pair Niall McGinn, following his recovery from a broken foot, and Paddy McCourt.
McCourt is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury but is expected to be fit for at least one of the qualifiers.
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