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North call up McQuoid to get Euro bid back on track Adam takes positive view

Millwall striker Josh McQuoid will train with Northern Ireland this morning after being added to the squad for tomorrow's Euro 2012 qualifier against Slovenia at Windsor Park.

McQuoid, who was handed his debut in the friendly against Morocco in November, will provide attacking cover after David Healy was suspended for the match following a yellow card in Friday's 2-1 defeat to Serbia.

Rangers man Kyle Lafferty, who left the pitch after 45 minutes of that match, is also struggling with a knee problem, leaving boss Nigel Worthington (above) with just Warren Feeney and Liam Boyce definitely fit and available for the Group C clash.

McQuoid has six Northern Ireland U21 caps and has scored 12 goals this season, but all for former club Bournemouth.

Worthington has other injury concerns ahead of the Slovenia match, one his side must win if they are to keep alive their hopes of qualification.

Captain Aaron Hughes is a doubt after dislocating his shoulder in Belgrade, although he played the full 90 minutes, while Jonny Evans has a groin problem.



Adam takes positive view

Charlie Adam insists Scotland's friendly against Brazil was worthwhile despite the crushing manner of defeat against the five-time world champions.

Craig Levein's men were utterly outplayed at the Emirates Stadium yesterday afternoon and could have suffered a worse loss than the 2-0 scoreline suggested.

Having gone into the game on the back of confidence-boosting 3-0 victories over the Faroe Islands and Northern Ireland, Scotland appeared to go into their shells in north London.

"Teams like that make you do that," said midfielder Adam, whose next assignment for his country is set to be May's Carling Nations Cup matches against Wales and the Republic of Ireland followed by autumn's four remaining European Championship qualifiers.