Northern Ireland U18 Schoolboys host Scotland at Solitude, Belfast, tomorrow (31 March) in their last home game of this year’s Centenary Shield.
After a fine away win against England in their previous match the squad is full of confidence and a win tomorrow (3pm start) would put pressure on Republic of Ireland, who are top of the table with two wins from two matches.
Manager Frankie Wilson knows his team will need to be at their best to overcome Scotland.
He said: “The boys were simply superb last Friday in Torquay. I was so proud of all our squad. They all put in a serious shift and I was delighted that some set pieces worked a treat.
“The Scottish team had a fantastic 5-0 result last time out against Wales so they, like us, are still in contention to win the Centenary Shield.
“We need to replicate our intensity and desire to compete at Solitude.”
Northern Ireland squad:
Conor Larkin – Drumcree College – Portadown
Eamon Scannell – Corpus Christi College – Linfield
Cristopher Crane – Corpus Christi College – Cliftonville
Eoin Toal – St Patrick's Armagh – Armagh City
Aaron Donnelly – Belfast Met – Cliftonville
Bobby Burns – St Malachy’s College – Glenavon
Andy Scott – Drumragh Integrated College – Maiden City
Lorcan Forde – Abbey Grammar Newry – Warrenpoint Town
Fra Nolan – Belfast Met – Ballymena
Daniel Reynolds – Belfast Met – Cliftonville
Niall Owens – St Michael’s College – Ballinamallard
Caolin Coyle – Northern Regional College – Dungannon Swifts
Decky Dunne – Mercy College – Cliftonville
Thomas Roscoe – Wallace High School – Dungannon Swifts
Conall Young – Belfast Met – Glenavon
Matthew Kirk – St Columb’s College – Newbuildings
Jack O’Mahony – Slemish College – Glenavon
Ryan Strain – Northern Regional College – Linfield