Matty Kennedy could make his senior international debut for Northern Ireland on Wednesday night after the Aberdeen star trained with the squad on Tuesday afternoon.
NI manager, Ian Baraclough, has had to deal with a number of dropouts ahead of the Nations League clash against Romania, including Rangers’ Steven Davis, Jordan Thompson of Stoke City and Middlesbrough’s George Saville.
Aberdeen’s Niall McGinn will also miss out due to a niggle which saw him left behind when the squad flew to Vienna to take on Austria at the weekend.
Baraclough has had a boost with the availability of Kennedy, though, who is fit to feature, despite having initially pulled out of the camp due to injury.
The 26-year-old missed four Dons Premiership matches across September and October with a knee problem before returning to the matchday squad for the 4-2 win over Hamilton Academical.
After watching from the bench against Accies and Celtic, he was selected to start against Hibernian at Pittodrie just prior to the international break.
He played 78 minutes of the 2-0 victory before feeling discomfort in his knee, and the setback had looked likely to rule him out of NI’s triple-header.
Yet, Kennedy has belatedly joined up with the squad and with Baraclough having to contend with multiple dropouts and a lot of tired legs after a 120-minute battle against Slovakia and a defeat to Austria, the fresh Dons man may well make his debut.
1060 fans will be in attendance for the fixture at Windsor Park in Belfast, as Northern Ireland seek their first Nations League win.