NORTHERN Ireland star striker, Fermanagh man, Kyle Lafferty and his model wife, Vanessa have anounced that they are expecting a summer baby.

Taking to Twitter yesterday to post a picture of a baby scan, the footballer who plays as a forward for Scottish Premiership club Hearts as well as the Northern Ireland national team said: "Words can’t describe how excited I am to welcome mine and my gorgeous wife @VLafferty28 first baby into the world."

Vanessa tweeted too, hinting at a due date, saying: "2018 we welcome our first baby into the world, baby Lafferty we love you to the stars and back, mummy & daddy can’t wait to meet you @laffk10 #summerbaby."