Barton relishing international chance

15 November 2010 02:00
Preston midfielder Adam Barton is raring to go as he gears up for his Northern Ireland debut. The 19-year-old has joined up with Nigel Worthington's men for the friendly against Morocco in Belfast on Wednesday. Barton qualifies to play for Northern Ireland through his grandfather and his form has attracted admiring glances from several higher-placed clubs this season. He told North End`s official website: "It is a big honour as a 19-year-old being called up to a senior international side. It is a great opportunity for me as well to show people what I can do at this level as well as Championship level. "I am feeling nervous in the right way, I am very happy to be here and I want to do well. It doesn't matter who I am playing for because it is still part of my family and it will always be an honour to represent the international team. "If my granddad was here then he would be over the moon, all of the family are proud so it is an honour to be here."

Source: PA