Northern Ireland Under-21 manager Roy Millar has named an 18-man squad for the friendly against Germany at Torgau on Tuesday 14 November (1700 GMT).
Roy Millar knows his team start as underdogs against Germany
The team will be without Ipswich Town's Chris Casement, David Armstrong of Hearts and Linfield's Stephen Garrett.
Their absence opens the door to Craig Cathcart of Manchester United, Hearts' Mathew Doherty and Linfield player Jamie Mulgrew.
Five Irish League players are included in the panel for the game.
They are Mulgrew and Thomas Stewart of Linfield, Aaron Callaghan of Ballymena United, Coleraine's Kyle McVey and Ryan Catney of Lisburn Distillery.
N Ireland U21 squad: J Tuffey (Partick Thistle), T Carson (Sunderland); D McCaffrey (Queen of the South), A Callaghan (Ballymena), R McArdle (Sheffield Wednesday), M Corcoran (Cardiff City), C Cathcart (Manchester Utd), K McVey (Coleraine); J Ward (Torquay Utd), K McKenna (Tottenham Hotspur), R Catney (Lisburn Distillery); M Hazley (Stoke City), D Buchanan (Bury), J Taylor (Hearts); T Stewart (Linfield), M Doherty (Hearts), D Fordyce (Portsmouth), J Mulgrew (Linfield).