World Cup 2022: NI winger Whyte out of qualifiers after testing constructive for Covid

Gavin Whyte celebrates scoring on his NI debut towards Israel in 2018

Northern Eire winger Gavin Whyte will miss the World Cup qualifiers towards Switzerland and Bulgaria after testing constructive for Covid-19.

The Cardiff Metropolis participant, who’s on mortgage at Oxford United, has scored three targets in his 20 worldwide appearances.

Northern Eire boss Ian Baraclough can be set to be with out striker Shayne Lavery.

Lavery injured a hamstring whereas taking part in for Blackpool on Saturday.

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley mentioned the previous Linfield ahead was “99.9%” sure to overlook the qualifiers.

Northern Eire face Switzerland on Saturday earlier than visiting Bulgaria three days later.

Each video games are important contests with Baraclough’s aspect three factors behind the second-placed Swiss in Group C and degree with Bulgaria, with Italy main the desk by six factors

Preston North Finish midfielder Ali McCann can be a doubt for the video games after being compelled off with a knock within the early phases of Saturday’s defeat away to Queens Park Rangers within the Championship.

Whyte and Oxford team-mate Marcus McGuane each missed Saturday’s win at Sheffield Wednesday after testing constructive for Covid.

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