MARK Sykes has been called into the Northern Ireland senior squad for a training camp alongside Oxford United teammate Gavin Whyte.

Sykes, who signed from Glenavon in January, has appeared for his country at under 18, 19 and 21 levels but is uncapped for the first team.

He is part of a three-day camp in Manchester, which will host a similar event next week before the senior squad is named.

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Michael O’Neill’s team are preparing for UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Estonia (June 8) and Belarus (June 11).

They top the group after beating both sides in Belfast at the start of the campaign in March.

Whyte made his debut in September, just weeks after joining the U’s from Crusaders.

He scored with his first touch against Israel and has made three more appearances since then.