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O'Neill urges Kilmarnock's Shiels to up the ante for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill is hoping Kilmarnock midfielder Dean Shiels can bring his club form to the international scene.

The 27-year old has been in and out of the Northern Ireland team since his debut back in 2005 but after scoring eight goals in the league for Killie this season, O'Neill has implored him to take his club performances with him to Belfast for tomorrow night's friendly with Norway.

"Dean has had an impressive season and there's never been any question in my mind about what he's capable of," he said.

"His international career has been a bit stop start but hopefully he can translate his club form to the national side."

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