Manchester United's Paddy McNair, who played in midfield against Poland in NI's Group C opening defeat, is another of five players to drop out of the side, while there is a surprise inclusion in the shape of 36-year-old Aaron Hughes at right-back.
Jamie Ward, Conor Washington and Stuart Dallas have been picked to operate in a front three for the Green and Whites, who will be the first team knocked out of the European Championships should they lose today and Germany avoid defeat against Poland this evening.
The Yellow-Blues are also in danger of being eliminated after just two games if they fail to get a result against NI, as they were beaten by world champions Germany in their opening game of the tournament.
Ukraine: Pyatov, Fedetskiy, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk, Khacheridi, Stepanenko, Sydorchuk, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka, Seleznyov
Northern Ireland: McGovern; Hughes, Cathcart, McAuley, J.Evans; C.Evans, Davis, Norwood; Ward, Washington, Dallas
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