Bruce to miss Portugal clash

Alex Bruce Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Hull City's Alex Bruce has withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Portugal, the Irish Football Association have confirmed. Defender Bruce has a groin injury and has returned to his club.

Manager Michael O'Neill has not called up any replacements at this stage. Portugal lost 1-0 to Russia yesterday to sit second in Group F on six points from three games. Northern Ireland have one point from two matches.