Ross County defender Callum Morris has been called into the Northern Ireland squad for their upcoming EURO 2020 qualifying double header against Luxembourg and Germany.
Although born in Newcastle, Morris qualifies to play for Northern Ireland through his parentage, and has previously been called up to Michael O’Neill’s squad during stints with Dunfermline and Aberdeen, however he has still to win his first cap.
Morris has now been called up for the first time since 2017, with the 29-year-old regaining his place in the newly-promoted Staggies’ side having missed much of last season through injury.
Morris said: “It’s a great honour. I am absolutely delighted, getting into national teams is a lot more difficult as you don’t have the coaches watching you every day but obviously my performances during matches have been to a standard where they think I am worthy of being there.
“Being selected for your national team is always something that a player wants to do and it’s a very prestigious moment for any player of any nationality. I have to thank everybody around me who has supported me and brought the best out in me here at Ross County be it the management, staff, players and fans.”
Former Staggies players Liam Boyce and Michael McGovern are also in the squad, along with Aberdeen winger Niall McGinn.
Northern Ireland host Luxembourg on Thursday September 5, before welcoming Germany to Belfast four days later.