Morecambe’s Conlan and McKnight in Northern Ireland Under 21 squad

Luke Conlan. Picture: Matt Rushton
Luke Conlan. Picture: Matt Rushton
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Morecambe duo Luke Conlan and Darren McKnight have been called up to the Northern Ireland Under 21 squad.

The pair have been selected to face Scotland in a European Under 21 Championship qualifier at St Mirren’s Paisley 2021 Stadium on Tuesday, March 29.

Darren McKnight. Picture: Matt Rushton

Darren McKnight. Picture: Matt Rushton

They are available for The Shrimps’ game against Plymouth Argyle on Good Friday before reporting for duty on Saturday.

Shrimps boss Jim Bentley said: “It doesn’t happen often and it’s nice.

“Luke’s been in our squad for quite a long time and Darren hasn’t had a club but he’s here now and played a couple of reserve team games.

“He’s been on standby but has been called up.

“It’s excellent to have two players going away on international duty, there’s a bit of kudos and we wish them well.”