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Last Updated: Sunday, 7 May 2006, 19:10 GMT 20:10 UK
Shiels and Thompson in U21 squad
Hibernian's Dean Shiels
Hibernian's Dean Shiels returns to the N Ireland U21 squad
Dean Shiels and Peter Thompson are back in the N Ireland squad for Wednesday's European U21 Championship qualifier with Liechenstein at Windsor Park.

Hibs star Shiels and Linfield striker Thompson missed the 4-1 first leg victory over the minnows last month.

Shiels' team-mate Sammy Morrow, who scored a brace in the Vaduz win, misses the second leg through injury.

Coventry keeper Jonathan Tuffey and Dermot McCaffrey of Hibs are also brought into the 20-man panel.

The return of Shiels after an operation to remove his right eye is a major boost for U21 boss Roy Millar.

""Dean has come back well from the operation. He wants to put what has happened behind him and move on his career," said Millar.

Thompson is a man in form after scoring both goals in Linfield's 2-1 win over Glentoran in Saturday's Irish Cup final.

Morrow has been ruled out for up to six months after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Millar's side came behind to beat Liechenstein in the first leg, with Brian Gilfillan and David Scullion adding to Morrow's double.

The victory extended the N Ireland team's unbeaten run to 10 matches.

The winners of the tie will go through to the group stages where they will face Romania (away) and Germany (home).

Northern Ireland: M McGovern (Celtic), J Tuffey (Coventry City), S Ward (Glentoran), K McVey (Coleraine), R McArdle (Sheffield Wednesday), M McChrystal (Derry City), D McCaffrey (Hibernian), J Hughes (Lincoln City), E Friars (Notts County), B Gilfillan (Gretna), J Ward (Stockport County), S Clingan (Nottingham Forest), R Clarke (Newry City), K McKenna (Tottenham Hotspur), D Scullion (Dungannon Swifts), K Lafferty (Burnley), P Thompson (Linfield), T Stewart (Wolverhampton Wanderers), D Smylie (Newcastle Utd), D Shiels (Hibernian)




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