Paterson called up for Northern Ireland

Uncapped Scunthorpe striker Martin Paterson has been called into Northern Ireland's squad for their final two Euro 2008 qualifiers against Denmark and Spain later this month.

Uncapped Scunthorpe striker Martin Paterson has been called into Northern Ireland's squad for their final two Euro 2008 qualifiers against Denmark and Spain later this month.

The 20-year-old, who has scored seven goals in 15 matches for the Coca-Cola Championship club this season, has been promoted from the U-21s.

Northern Ireland will play Denmark on November 17 at Windsor Park before they travel to face Spain on November 21 in Gran Canaria.

Fulham defender Chris Baird and Cardiff forward Warren Feeney return to the squad after missing last month's 1-1 draw due to suspension.

Burnley striker Kyle Lafferty is included in the squad despite being suspended for the Denmark game.

Northern Ireland squad to play Euro 2008 qualifiers at home to Denmark on November 17 and away against Spain on November 21:

Taylor (Birmingham), Mannus (Linfield), McGovern (Celtic), Craigan (Motherwell), Capaldi (Cardiff), McCartney (West Ham), Hughes (Fulham), McAuley (Leicester), Webb (Ross County), Baird (Fulham), Davis (Fulham), Clingan (Nottingham Forest), Brunt (West Brom), Robinson (Luton), Gillespie (Sheff Utd), Sproule (Bristol City), Healy (Fulham), Hamilton (Glentoran), Feeney (Cardiff), Lafferty (Burnley), Paterson (Scunthorpe).

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