Sydney FC midfielder Terry McFlynn has been assured he is being scouted by Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland's director of coaching, Roy Millar, told the Sydney Morning Herald: "At this stage he's not in the frame; there's four lads [Grant McCann, Steve Davis, Michael O'Connor and Sammy Clingan] in the queue ahead of him.

"There's no doubt it would be better for Terry if he was still playing here; we have a couple of lads in the Czech Republic, and a couple in Scandinavia, but basically it's not normal for us to have players outside Britain. All I can say is the national coach is aware of him, he knows all about him, and if he keeps putting in the performances, the manager will eventually have to take notice. I was down there myself 18 months ago, I watched games in Melbourne and Auckland, and I was very impressed with the A-League.

"I would say the standard is the equivalent of the [English] Championship, so we know Terry is in a good competition. Obviously it's difficult for the manager [Worthington] to see him play, but we get your highlights on the telly, so he's not completely out of the picture. He just has to keep his head up."