Leeds United duo named in 27-man Northern Ireland squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

Leeds United duo Stuart Dallas and Bailey Peacock-Farrell have both been named in Northern Ireland's 27-man squad for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus.

By Ben McKenna
Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 1:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 1:58 pm
Stuart Dallas has been named in Northern Ireland's 27-man Euro qualifying squad. PIC: Bruce Rollinson.
Stuart Dallas has been named in Northern Ireland's 27-man Euro qualifying squad. PIC: Bruce Rollinson.

Northern Ireland get their qualifying campaign underway on March 21 when they welcome Estonia to Windsor Park before hosting Belarus on March 24.

Darlington-born Peacock-Farrell made his international debut just under 10 months ago in a 0-0 friendly draw with Panama.

He has since gone on to earn five caps but is still awaiting his first win as a Northern Ireland player, having drawn two and lost three of the games he has appeared in.

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Bailey Peacock-Farrell. PIC: Nick Potts/PA.

He played three times during Northern Ireland's UEFA Nations League campaign as Michael O'Neill's side failed to pick up a single point in their four games against Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Stuart Dallas has earned 36 international caps and made his debut eight years ago.

The 28-year-old signed for Leeds United in August 2015, helping to sky rocket his Northern Ireland career.

Dallas hadn't played a competitive game for his country before his move to Elland Road, but he soon became a key part of the Northern Ireland side that qualified for their first-ever European Championships in 2016.

Sheffield United midfielder Oliver Norwood has been left out of the squad for personal reasons. PIC: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United midfielder Oliver Norwood, who has become a regular starter under O'Neill, has been omitted from the squad for personal reasons.

Blades teammate Conor Washington missed the last round of international games but is back in the 27-strong squad for next week's qualifiers.

Rotherham United striker Kyle Vassell made his Northern Ireland debut in the Nations League but he misses out through injury.