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Trio set for Sunday internationals

28 March 2015

Will Grigg and Lee Hodson will be looking to help Northern Ireland continue their impressive start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign when they take on Finland.

Northern Ireland currently occupy second place in Group F after four games, one point behind the leaders Romania and two clear of Hungary, in third so a victory at Windsor Park on Sunday evening would be an important one.

Both Dons players will hope to feature in the clash after appearing in the Vauxhall International Challenge Match against Scotland in midweek.

Grigg started the friendly and looked lively as the lone striker while Hodson came off the bench to put in an assured performance at right back.

Ben Reeves, who also started the match against Scotland, has been forced to withdraw from the squad to a calf injury, so won’t feature on Sunday.

Kick-off on Sunday is at 5pm and Sky Sports 5 will have live coverage from 4.30pm.

Elsewhere, Lewis Baker and Under-20s host USA at Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park on Sunday, eager to extend their unbeaten run further after defeating Mexico on penalties this week.

Aidy Boothroyd’s men haven’t lost in seven games, a record which was maintained after Chuba Akpom’s late penalty against the Mexicans on Wednesday ensured a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes – the Young Lions won the contest 4-2 on spot kicks.

Baker captained the side and played 70 minutes at The Hive so the Chelsea loanee will, no doubt, be hoping to start once again and help his country to what would be a popular victory.

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