Southampton midfielder Steven Davis is convinced Northern Ireland have a bright future.

Emerging players such as Burnley's Daniel Lafferty, Lee Hodson of MK Dons, Huddersfield's Oliver Norwood and Newcastle's Shane Ferguson - on loan at Birmingham - are set to start against Luxembourg.

Skipper Davis, 28, said: "Without a doubt, it's great. I am one of the elder ones in the squad now and it is great to see younger players coming through and especially making an impact and ­being part of big nights for us.

"We've got a good squad together and a good mix, plenty of jokes floating about."

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