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Derry City Ger Doherty called up by Northern Ireland

Updated: Sunday, 03 Feb 2013 09:52 | Comments

Ger Doherty has been called up by Michael O'Neill
Ger Doherty has been called up by Michael O'Neill

Derry City goalkeeper Gerard Doherty has been called into the Northern Ireland squad for Wednesday's friendly against Malta at the Ta'Qali National Stadium.

The 31-year-old becomes the first Derry player to be included in a national squad since Niall McGinn against Hungary in 2008.

The club posted on Twitter: "We are delighted to announced that Gerard Doherty has been called into the Northern Ireland squad for the Malta game. Gerard, called up for the first time, joins three ex City players: (Paddy) McCourt, (Danny) Lafferty, McGinn in Michael O'Neill's squad for the friendly game this week."

Doherty said: "Delighted at being called into the squad for the game. I can't wait to meet up with the players and get stuck into a few days training and see what happens for Wednesday."

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