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Tuesday 23 Oct 2018
Declan Devine chooses 16-strong panel for challenge match at Lennoxtown

JD Club NI’s Under-15s are set to play Celtic’s U15 academy team in a challenge match in Scotland today (23 October).

Declan Devine, who will be coaching the JD Club NI U15 side, said the game at Celtic’s training complex at Lennoxtown will provide the Northern Ireland boys with “a tough challenge”.

His squad features seven Glentoran players, while the remainder come from across the country.

A late addition to the panel is goalkeeper Alex Henderson, who joined JD Club NI, the Irish FA’s elite player development programme, following trials organised via a promotion in JD stores across Northern Ireland. Alex actually replaces Coleraine Academy team-mate Billy McDowell in the 16-strong squad. 

The game is due to kick off at 6.30pm at Lennoxtown.

Northern Ireland squad to face Celtic U15s: Jake Wallace (Glentoran), Alex Henderson (Coleraine), Michael Forbes (Dungannon United Youth), Josh Roney (Portadown), Harry Wilson (Glentoran), Jamie McDonnell (Glentoran), Oisin Gallagher (Newell Academy), Dylan Sloan (Linfield), Corry McLaughlin (Foyle Harps), Patrick Kelly (Coleraine), Conor Falls (Glentoran), Jack Montgomery (Linfield), Callum Marshall, Aaron Wightman and Elliott Wood (all Glentoran), Emmet Magee (Glenavon).