Feeney eyes 50 caps for NI

Striker doesn't feel move will harm his international prospects

Feeney: Remains keen to play for Northern Ireland following his recent move to Plymouth

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Northern Ireland striker Warren Feeney is keen to continue his international career, with a half century of caps on the horizon.

The Plymouth Argyle new boy earned his 42nd cap over the summer during the Carling Nations Cup, but did not make the bench for Northern Ireland's 4-0 demolition of the Faroe Islands last week.

However, the 30-year-old, who recently joined Plymouth from Oldham, does not believe dropping down to League Two will harm his international prospects.

"It is something I did think about, but I've got 42 caps next to my name at the moment and the most important thing is to be playing regular football," Feeney told skysports.com.

Focus

"There isn't a great difference between League One and League Two in terms of quality, so I don't think that it will hamper my international career too much as long as I'm playing regularly.

"I'm old enough and have played enough games on the international stage not to worry about that too much because all I can focus on is playing at club level.

"I didn't enjoy my football at all whilst I was up there (Oldham) and a few niggles here and there didn't help matters.

"I went on international duty a few times and Oldham weren't very happy with me doing all the travelling that comes with it and wanted me to pack it in, but I wasn't keen on doing so.

"There will be a day when you don't get picked for international squads and that will be the end of that chapter in your career, so I don't want to stop until that day comes round."