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Team News: Michael McGovern, Stuart Dallas start against Romania

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill hands first competitive starts to Michael McGovern and Stuart Dallas for the Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Romania.

Michael McGovern and Stuart Dallas have been handed their first competitive starts for Northern Ireland for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania at Windsor Park.

Hamilton Academical keeper McGovern replaces veteran stopper Roy Carroll for the game in Belfast, while Dallas is preferred instead of Niall McGinn after scoring his first international goal against Qatar last month.

West Bromwich Albion winger Chris Brunt will earn his 50th cap.

Meanwhile, Vlad Chiriches starts for the Group F leaders in the heart of defence, while Fiorentina keeper Ciprian Tatarusanu is preferred in goal. Sunderland stopper Costel Pantilimon is not part of the squad.

Northern Ireland: McGovern, McLaughlin, Evans, McAuley, Brunt, Baird, Davis, Norwood, Lafferty, Dallas, Ward

Romania: Tatarusanu, Grigore, Chiriches, Lepsi, Papp, Chipciu, Pintilii, Maxim, Torje, Prepelita, Keseru

Follow all the action from Windsor Park with Sports Mole's live text commentary.

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Romania's midfielder Gabriel Torje and Northern Ireland's defender Connor McLaughlin vie for the ball during the UEFA 2016 European Championship qualifying round Group F football match Romania vs Northern Ireland at the Arena Nationala stadium in Buchares
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