Duo earns international recognition

Derby County

Derby duo Jamie Ward and Paul Green have received international call-ups for their respective countries.

Ward has been named in new manager Michael O’Neill’s first Northern Ireland squad for a friendly against Norway in Belfast on February 29.

The forward has one cap to his name so far, having made his debut in August of last year.

Midfielder Green has been included in the Republic of Ireland squad to face Czech Republic in Dublin on the same night.

The 28-year-old returns to the international set-up having recently recovered from a potential career-threatening knee injury.