World Cup qualifiers: Magilton misses training

Jim Magilton should be fit for Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier with Bulgaria even though he sat out training.

Jim Magilton should be fit for Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier with Bulgaria even though he sat out training.

Magilton missed a session because of hamstring and thigh trouble.

Irish manager Sammy McIlroy claims the knocks are not serious and he expects his captain to train with the rest of the squad after they arrive in Sofia.

McIlroy said: "I've had a word with Jim and he didn't train.

"He has a bit of a thigh and hamstring problem and he just took it easy.

"He's had treatment from our physio Terry Hayes and he should be okay.

"I hope he will be able to train with the rest of the team when we arrive in Bulgaria."

McIlroy reported no other injury concerns with Keith Gillespie shrugging off his calf complaint, while Danny Griffin has overcome his thigh niggle.

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