Wilson back for N Ireland

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Kevin Wilson, the veteran Walsall player whose Northern Ireland international career seemed to be over, is back in his country's squad for Wednesday's Group Six European Championship game in Latvia.

The 34-year-old striker returns after five players withdrew from Bryan Hamilton's original squad because of injuries. Wilson, has been left out since he appeared as a substitute in the 4-0 defeat by the Republic of Ireland in Belfast last November.

There is also recall for the St Johnstone striker George O'Boyle, while the Wrexham central defender Barry Hunter comes into the squad for the first time.

Hamilton could be forced to look for another replacement. Arsenal's Steve Morrow has an ankle injury and will have his fitness checked over the next 24 hours. Already Hamilton has had to rule out Gary Fleming, Phil Gray, Jim Magilton, Michael O'Neill and Gerry Taggart.

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