Casey Howe has earned her first call up to the Northern Ireland Women's senior side, with manager Kenny Shiels having named the Linfield Ladies attacker in his squad for the forthcoming UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 qualifiers against Norway and Wales.

Casey, who turned 17 in September, enjoyed a fine season with her club as they secured the Danske Bank Women's Premiership title while she also played her part in Linfield's Champions League campaign.

The Enniskillen Royal Grammar School pupil, who has represented Northern Ireland at youth level, is one of seven changes to the last squad named with the manager going with youth this time around.

Northern Ireland face Norway, who reached the quarter-finals of this year’s Women’s World Cup in France, in Stavanger next Friday (November 8) before taking on Wales at Seaview Stadium in Belfast on Tuesday November 12.

Norway are the top seeds in Qualifying Group C for Women’s Euro 2021 and currently top the table with three wins out of three, having scored 26 goals and conceded just one. 

Not surprisingly Northern Ireland, who lost 6-0 to the Norwegians in Belfast at the end of August, will be huge underdogs going in to the game in Stavanger.