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.
With his injury troubles there has not been a place in the squad since last June for Boyce but his remarkable recovery has rendered him fit and raring to go for Northern Ireland later this month.
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.