Paddy McNair ruled out of Luxembourg friendly

Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough has confirmed Paddy McNair has been ruled out of the friendly with Luxembourg on Friday.
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McNair limped out of Middlesbrough’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Chelsea at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday and will not be travelling with the rest of the squad for the challenge match at Stade de Luxembourg.

McNair will stay behind in Northern Ireland for treatment on a bruised foot and it is too early to know if he will be available for the home friendly against Hungary next Tuesday (29 March).

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Liverpool defender Conor Bradley has not yet joined up with the squad as he has a knee injury which is being monitored by his club.

Baraclough also confirmed first choice goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell will not be travelling to Luxembourg but will join up with the squad for the game against Hungary.