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McFlynn one step closer to representing Northern Ireland

Sydney FC's Terry McFlynn is agonisingly close to winning a senior international cap for Northern Ireland. After recently being overlooked by his country, Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington has asked for DVDs of McFlynn's performances for his club.

Sydney FC football manager David Mason exposed the news to the Daily Telegraph, saying the national side is now keen on taking a closer look at the tough midfielder.

"Obviously the interest has stepped up because they (Northern Ireland) haven't been going well in their World Cup qualifiers,'' Mason said.

"They do see highlights of the A-League over there but I've sent them over tapes of the games when we played Adelaide and Melbourne.

"He was known as a bit of a hard man, a tough tackler when he first came here and that's the way he played until Kossie (coach John Kosmina) took over. Kossie has given him a licence to go forward and now we are seeing the other side of his game.

"He scored a terrific goal against Adelaide and that one against Central Coast on Saturday night wasn't bad either.''

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