BREWERS front-man Liam Boyce has been selected for the Northern Ireland squad to face Korea Republic on Saturday March 24th.
Having impressed on his return from injury for the Brewers, with a goal in just two starts, Boyce has been appointed to represent his country by head coach Michael O’Neill.
The 26-year-old currently has 10 caps to his name and scored his maiden international goal in a 1-0 win at home to New Zealand last June.
Dating back to 2008, Boyce has been a regular in the Northern Ireland set-up with his first call-up to the under-19 squad in 2008. He turned out six times for the under-19s scoring a solitary goal before his first call-up to the under-21s in 2010.
Boyce’s under-21s debut came against San Marino as he came on as a half-time substitute, replacing Corry Evans, and helped his side to a 3-0 win up top alongside Brewers legend Billy Kee.
There would be just two more under-21s appearances for Boyce before he earned his first cap for the first team in February 2011, on as a substitute for 20 minutes in their 3-0 loss to Scotland.
Since then Boyce has shared turn-outs between the under-21s and the full squad and has taken his tally of caps to nine for the under-21s and currently 10 for the first team.
Now back from injury - and coming into the prime time in his career - Boyce will be looking to cement himself as a mainstay in the Northern Ireland team.