McCullough back in NI panel for vital Euro test

Luke McCullough. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Luke McCullough. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Portadown-born Luke McCullough will be aiming to add to his tally of four caps tomorrow (Saturday) when Northern Ireland meet Romania in a crucial EURO 2016 qualifier.

The Donacaster Rovers defender has been a regular fixture in international squads for the successful group F qualifying campaign.

McCullough is expected to start on the substitutes’ bench but has previously displayed impressive maturity once called on by manager Michael O’Neill.

Romania, the current leaders, arrive at Windsor Park aiming to protect the slender one-point gap at the head of the standings.

Northern Ireland can boast a maximum return from the two previous home games - with wins arriving against Faroe Islands and Finland. November’s visit to Romania marks the only defeat for Northern Ireland.

McCullough finished the club season having represented Doncaster Rovers across 33 League One fixtures and eight cup ties.

Kick-off will be 7.45.