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Healy hoping to add to goal tally

San Marino v Northern Ireland - World Cup qualifier
Venue: Serravalle Date: Wednesday, 11 February Kick-off: 1930 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC Two NI, Radio Ulster medium wave and BBC Sport Website
David Healy
David Healy celebrates after one of his 35 goals for N Ireland

Northern Ireland striker David Healy hopes to add to his goal tally when Northern Ireland face San Marino in Wednesday's World Cup qualifying game.

"I have scored two goals in two games for Sunderland and that helps any striker's confidence," said Healy.

"If selected, I hope I can score for Northern Ireland again too as it is a game in which we must get three points - anything else would be a disaster."

"I had a disappointing three or four months but strikers thrive on goals."

Mark Sidebottom with the Northern Ireland team en route to San Marino for World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.

Healy was reported to have been critical of some of Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington's criticisms after the 2-0 friendly defeat by Hungary in November but says there is no problem with the international boss.

"Some people made a lot of what was said after the Hungary game but I have spoken to Nigel briefly and we are both professional enough to know that it is not about me and not about Nigel but about the 11 players he picks getting three points against San Marino."

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see also
Clingan ruled out for N Ireland
10 Feb 09 |  Internationals
NI trio sit out training session
09 Feb 09 |  Internationals
Gillespie omitted from NI squad
02 Feb 09 |  Internationals
Pick your N Ireland XI
06 Jun 07 |  Internationals

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