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Last Updated: Friday, 9 May, 2003, 15:02 GMT 16:02 UK
Irish League players in 'B' squad
Andy Smith is one of five Irish League players in Northern Ireland's 'B' panel
Andy Smith was Glentoran's top scorer this season

Five Irish League players have been included in the Northern Ireland panel for the 'B' international against Scotland on 20 May.

Two members of Coleraine's Irish Cup winning team, two from champions Glentoran and one from Portadown are in the 20-man panel for the game at Partick Thistle's Firhill stadium.

Central defender Gareth McAuley gets his first international call-up and joins his Coleraine team-mate in the panel.

Frontman Andy Smith joins his Glentoran colleague, goalkeeper Elliott Morris, in the squad along with Portadown striker Gary Hamilton.

It has been quite a journey for McAuley who just over a year ago was struggling at the bottom of the Irish League's Premier Division with Crusaders.

He signed for Coleraine during the close-season and impressive displays earned him two Guinness player of the month awards.

Hamill has successfully rebuilt his football career after serving a lengthy ban in 2001 for failing a random drugs test.

Smith was tipped for an international call-up after a highly-successful season with Glentoran.

Morris and Hamilton have had international recognition before, playing for Northern Ireland Under-21s.

Michael Hughes, who has not played all season because of a contractural dispute between Wimbledon and Birmingham, is included in the panel.

Northern Ireland 'B' squad: goalkeepers: Michael Ingham (York City), Elliott Morris (Glentoran); defenders: Michael Duff (Cheltenham Town), Grant McCann (Cheltenham Town), Stephen Craigan (Partick Thistle), Mark Clyde (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Paul Morgan (Lincoln City) Danny Griffin (Dundee United), Gareth McAuley (Coleraine).

Midfielders: Tommy Doherty (Bristol City) Stephen Robinson (Luton Town), Michael Hughes (Unattached), Steve Jones (Crewe Alexandra) Ciaran Toner (Leyton Orient), Stuart Elliott (Hull City), Wayne Carlisle (Bristol Rovers).

Forwards: Andrew Kirk (Hearts), Andrew Smith (Glentoran), Gary Hamilton (Portadown) Rory Hamill (Coleraine),




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