Team News: Kyle Lafferty leads line for Northern Ireland

Team News: Kyle Lafferty leads line for Northern Ireland
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Northern Ireland start with Kyle Lafferty up front against Azerbaijan tonight.

Kyle Lafferty will play as a lone striker during Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan this evening.

Lafferty will be supported by Dean Shiels, while Chris Baird will slot into a midfield role.

Elsewhere, Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has been ruled out through injury and has been replaced by Gareth McAuley.

N Ireland: Carroll; D Lafferty, McAuley, Cathcart, Hughes; Baird, Davis, McGinn, Ferguson, Shiels; K Lafferty

Azerbaijan: Aghayev; Ramaldanov, Levin, Gokdemir, Medvedev; Aliyev, Abishov, Huseynov, Medvedev; Ozkara, Amirguliyev

Chris Baird
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