Feast of football kicks-off with Premiership then Korean stars set to shine at Windsor

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He's a keeper - Trevor Carson hoping to 'cap' a great season.

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It's a big weekend for football here with Northern Ireland facing South Korea on Saturday afternoon and five games in the Danske Bank Premiership on Friday night.

Captain Steven Davis, Kyle Lafferty, Stuart Dallas and Niall McGinn will miss the friendly at Windsor Park due to injury.

Paul Smyth and Shayne Lavery have been drafted in from the NI under-21s who lost 5-3 in their Euro 2019 qualifier against Spain in Portadown on Thursday night. 

Meanwhile, Motherwell keeper Trevor Carson is in line to make his international debut - aged 30!

He intends to grab the opportunity with both hands...

The game is now sold out with 18,500 GAWA fans set to get behind Michael O'Neill's men.

Trevor admits it'll be a challenge against a team packed with talented players...

His stand-out displays this season saw him on the verge of a January move to Celtic but he also has admirers at Rangers.

And while he's loving life at Fir Park, could he see himself ending up with one of the Old Firm rivals and would he have a preference?

If he does make his debut, Trevor would join three other Killyleagh men on a mural in the village dedicated to Northern Ireland internationals, following in the footsteps of David Healy, Terry Cochrane and Hugh Henry Davey.

Danske Bank Premiership - 

Friday sees the final fixtures for some teams before the Premiership splits.

Glentoran and Ballymena will battle it out at the Oval for the final top six place. 

If the sixth-placed Glens avoid defeat they make the cut, but a victory for the Sky Blues - currently four points behind with a game in hand - would leave them in a great position ahead of their last, rearranged match against Ballinamallard on Monday. 

Sky Blues midfielder Leroy Millar says it's all to play for in east Belfast...

With Crusaders not playing until Monday (Warrenpoint in the live Sky game at the Q Radio Arena) Coleraine would go top by a point with a home win over Carrick. 

The other Friday games are Linfield away to the Mallards, Cliftonville hosting Ards and Glenavon against Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park. 

They all start at 7.45pm with the NI kick-off for Saturday against South Korea 2pm.

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