Hamilton forced to experiment

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Bryan Hamilton, the Northern Ireland manager, may include four uncapped players against Sweden in today's friendly at Windsor Park, Belfast.

The Bolton goalkeeper Aidan Davison, the 18-year-old St Johnstone centre- half Danny Griffin, and wingers Jon McCarthy, of Port Vale, and James Quinn of Blackpool are set to take their international bows after several withdrawals from the squad. Injury has ruled out Keith Gillespie, Phil Gray, Neil Lennon and Alan Fettis, while the striker Iain Dowie is serving a one-match suspension.

Davison will take over from Fettis, Griffin is expected to be at right- back allowing Steve Lomas of Manchester City to switch into midfield.

Sweden's experienced squad includes the former Arsenal midfielder Stefan Schwarz, Everton's Anders Limpar and goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli, who taken part in the last two World Cup finals.