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Wednesday 16 Mar 2016
Michael O'Neill on latest additions

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Manager Michael O'Neill has welcomed two new players as Michael Smith & Conor Washington make their first Northern Ireland squad.

O'Neill shared his thoughts on the two new recruits and the situation involving the left back position after Chris Brunt was ruled out of UEFA Euro2016 thorugh injury.

He said: "We've introduced Michael Smith from Peterborough and Conor Washington, a striker whose at QPR and we've been watching for about 12 months. It's always important we try to strengthen the squad.

"We have a dilemma in the left back situation, we'll look at it and see how we can compensate for that...It's a chance for those players who have not been in the squad for a while first of all to prove they are keen and capable to be part of the squad for France."