New Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill says Roy Carroll will be given every opportunity to return from the international wilderness during his reign.
The experienced goalkeeper was frozen out of the picture by former national coach Nigel Worthington, preventing him from adding to a haul of 19 caps.
He has, however, expressed a desire to be drafted back into the fold, telling Sky Sports that he would like to be considered for a recall.
O'Neill is happy to open that door, but admits Carroll's club situation made it impossible for him to include the 34-year-old in his first squad for a friendly date with Norway.
With the former Manchester United and Derby shot-stopper currently settling into new surroundings at Greek giants Olympiakos, domestic action has to be his priority at present.
"I have had discussions with Roy and he has confirmed that he wished to be considered for the full international squad again," said O'Neill.
"Unfortunately his club commitments with Olympiakos mean that he would be unable to join the squad until late Monday evening.
"We both agreed, given that he has just moved to Olympiakos, that he should concentrate on his club commitments in the short term.
"He will definitely come into consideration for the next squad."