Irish Keep Faith With Struggling Toon Defender!

Last updated : 19 May 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

... underfire Newcastle defender Shane Ferguson is included.

O'Neill's men face Uruguay in Montevideo on May 30 before taking on Chile in Valparaiso on June 4.

Ferguson has spent a season-long loan at Birmingham City but he struggled to hold down a place.

Alan Pardew has already told the full-back he won't have his contract renewed.

Northern Ireland squad to play Uruguay and Chile:-

R Carroll (Olympiacos), M McGovern (Falkirk), T Carson (Portsmouth), D Lafferty (Burnley), R McLaughlin (Liverpool), A Hughes (QPR), L McCullough (Doncaster), L Donnelly (Fulham), C Baird (Burnley), S Davis (Southampton), O Norwood (Huddersfield), S Ferguson (Newcastle), C Evans (Blackburn), S Clingan (Kilmarnock), J Steele (New York Red Bulls), P Paton (Dundee United), N McGinn (Aberdeen), B McKay (Inverness), M Paterson (Huddersfield), J Ward (Derby), D Shiels (Rangers), J Magennis (Aberdeen).