O'Neill explains Healy NI omission

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill says he left David Healy out of the squad for the friendly against Malta because of his lack of recent action with his club Bury.

"He hasn't played a lot recently and I just felt it was better at this moment in time for him to focus on his fitness and his club situation," O'Neill told BBC Sport NI.

"We have a number of young players in the squad who are playing and scoring goals."

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