Roy Carroll appears to be firmly re-established as his country's number one having resurrected his career at Greek club Olympiacos.
And with Notts Forest net minder Lee Camp opting out of the international scene for the moment there is a recall to the squad for Michael McGovern.
Alan Mannus is the other keeper named by Michael O'Neill on Friday for the World Cup qualifier in Porto in two weeks time.
Kyle Lafferty, also in the squad is likely to be a key figure.
Andrew Little misses out due to injury but there are recalls for David Healy and Grant McCann in the 24-man squad.