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Boyce wins 28th Northern Ireland cap

31st May 2021

Liam Boyce won his 28th international cap for Northern Ireland in their friendly victory over Malta on Sunday.

The Hearts striker made a substitute appearance in the 73rd minute as Ian Baraclough’s side registered a 3-0 win in Austria, thanks to goals from Jordan Jones, Ali McCann and Gavin Whyte.

Northern Ireland are back in action on Thursday when they face Ukraine in Dnipro.

Meanwhile, Craig Gordon could have the chance to add to his 56 caps when Scotland play the first of their pre-Euro 2020 friendlies on Wednesday.

Steve Clarke’s squad, including the Jambos’ No.1, are currently in Spain for a training camp ahead of their opening Euro 2020 tournament match versus Czech Republic in a couple of weeks.

Scotland line up against the Netherlands in two days’ time in Portugal, before taking on Luxembourg on Sunday, also in Portugal.