Jonny Evans has been named in a strong 26-man Northern Ireland squad for the Euro 2020 qualifying play-off game against Bosnia and Herzegovina and UEFA Nations League matches against Austria and Norway.

If the visitors can win in Sarajevo, they will face either Slovakia or the Republic of Ireland next month for a place at the rearranged Euro 2020 finals.

Evans missed Northern Ireland's September matches against Romania and Norway due to a combination of personal reasons and injury, and then hobbled off during Leicester's 5-2 win over Manchester City at the weekend, but took his place in Ian Baraclough's squad when it was named on Friday morning.

Fellow defender Tom Flanagan also returned after missing September's games for personal reasons, but Matthew Kennedy is out with injury and there was no place for Linfield forward Shayne Lavery.

Northern Ireland will travel to Sarajevo for their crucial showdown with Bosnia and Herzegovina on 8 October - almost seven months after the game was postponed from its original date amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The game could see captain Steven Davis become Northern Ireland's most-capped player after the Rangers midfielder equalled Pat Jennings' record of 119 caps in last month's loss to Norway.

If the visitors can win in Sarajevo, they will face either Slovakia or the Republic of Ireland next month for a place at the rearranged Euro 2020 finals.

Following the Bosnia trip, Baraclough's side will play Austria in Belfast on October 11 and then travel to Oslo to face Norway on 14 October.

Northern Ireland squad;

Goalkeepers: Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Michael McGovern, Trevor Carson 

Defenders: Jonathan Evans, Craig Cathcart, Stuart Dallas, Shane Ferguson, Conor McLaughlin , Jamal Lewis, Michael Smith, Tom Flanagan, Daniel Ballard

Midfielders: Steven Davis, Corry Evans, Niall McGinn, Patrick McNair, George Saville, Gavin Whyte, Jordan Jones, Jordan Thompson, Joel Cooper , Alistair McCann 

Forwards: Kyle Lafferty, Josh Magennis, Conor Washington, Liam Boyce