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Northern Ireland have suffered a blow just one day ahead of their international friendly against St Kitts & Nevis at Warner Park in Bassetterre.

Northern Ireland have suffered a blow just one day ahead of their international friendly against St Kitts & Nevis at Warner Park in Bassetterre.

Goalkeeper Michael Ingham dislocated a finger whilst training with his fellow goalkeeper and captain Maik Taylor.

Ingham was busy trying to save shots taken by goalkeeping coach David Beasant, when a powerful shot from Beasant forced him to stretch to parry the ball away from the goal and he injured himself.

Ingham was immediately taken to Joseph N. France General Hospital for an X-ray but it seems highly unlikely he will feature in the game on Wednesday.

"We have to wait and see whether or not he will take any part in the game tomorrow," said manager Lawrie Sanchez.

"They have pushed in the protruded part of the finger but we will see how it goes," the boss continued.

Ingham's injury means that only number one goalkeeper Maik Taylor is available for the game which kicks off at 8pm.

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