Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has praised Ryan McGivern and James McPake for answering a late call-up.
Shane Ferguson admits he is happy to be back at Birmingham City after joining the club on a loan from Newcastle.
Birmingham manager Lee Clark has strengthened his squad ahead of the new campaign by signing Shane Ferguson on loan.
Sky Sports understands Birmingham City are leading the race to sign Newcastle defender Shane Ferguson.
Birmingham are hoping to bring Shane Ferguson and Ravel Morrison back to the club, but will also promote from within.
Birmingham City boss Lee Clark is ready to return to Newcastle for winger Shane Ferguson.
Ravel Morrison is at the top of Birmingham manager Lee Clarke's list of players he wants in next season's squad.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has tipped young forward Adam Campbell to make a big impact next season.
Newcastle winger Shane Ferguson has extended his loan spell with Birmingham until the end of the season.
Birmingham manager Lee Clark says he is hoping to have loanee Shane Ferguson back at the club.
Birmingham have signed Newcastle winger Shane Ferguson on loan until 1 April.
Shane Ferguson bleieves the increases in his competitive action this season is due to weights work in the gym.
James Perch thinks Newcastle United will be surprising their rivals with their strength in depth this season.
Papiss Cisse has been ruled out of Newcastle's Europa League opener against Maritimo on Thursday night.
Michael O'Neill is confident Dean Shiels can be a threat as the forward searches for his first Northern Ireland goal against Luxembourg.
Lee Camp has pulled out of the Northern Ireland squad ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg.
Northern Ireland have been handed a triple injury blow ahead of their 2014 World Cup qualification campaign.
Alan Pardew admits Newcastle striker Sammy Ameobi is struggling to be fit for the opening game of the season due to a hamstring injury.
Alan Pardew has praised Northern Ireland international Shane Ferguson, claiming the youngster has a 'big future' at Newcastle.
Shane Ferguson hopes Newcastle boss Alan Pardew continues to show him faith despite the mixed emotions of his return to action.