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Dons midfielder earns Northern Ireland call-up

MK Dons midfielder Ben Reeves has been named in the Northern Ireland squad for the first time for their friendly with Cyprus next week.

MK Dons midfielder Ben Reeves handed first Northern Ireland call-up

Ben Reeves has been in fine form for MK Dons this season. Credit: PA

MK Dons midfielder Ben Reeves has been named in the Northern Ireland squad for the first time for their friendly with Cyprus next week.

The 22-year-old has been in fine form for the Dons this season, hitting 10 goals in 30 appearances.

Former Southend United loanee Reeves is the only uncapped player selected by manager Michael O'Neill.

Northern Ireland squad to face Cyprus:

Goalkeepers: Roy Carroll (Olympiakos), Alan Mannus (St Johnstone), Michael McGovern (Falkrik)

Defenders: Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion), Daniel Lafferty (Burnley), Rory McArdle (Bradford City), Ryan McGivern (Hibernian), Craig Cathcart (Blackpool), Alex Bruce (Hull City)

Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town), Shane Ferguson (Birmingham City), Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion), Sammy Clingan (Kilmarnock), Paddy McCourt (Barnsley), Ben Reeves (MK Dons)

Strikers: Billy McKay (Inverness C T), Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town), Jamie Ward (Derby County), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Dean Shiels (Rangers), Kyle Lafferty (Palermo)

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