Aberdeen FC attacker Niall McGinn has been named as a substitute for Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 Group C opener against Poland.
McGinn recently admitted he expected to be on the bench as Northern Ireland made an historic first appearance at the Euro finals.
The 28-year-old played a pivotal role in the successful Euro 2016 qualifying bid but had not started the five games in the build up to the France finals.
Following qualification Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill changed to a system where he does not use wingers.
It is expected McGinn will be utilised as a substitute in Nice.
Hamilton goalkeeper Michael McGovern, who has been linked with a potential summer move to Aberdeen, starts for Northern Ireland.
Former Dons striker Josh Magennis is also on the bench.
Northern Ireland starting XI: McGovern, McLaughlin, Cathcart, Jonny Evans, McAuley, McNair, Norwood, Davis, Baird, Ferguson, Lafferty
Subs: Carroll, McGinn, Grigg, Washington, Corry Evans, Dallas, McCullough, Hughes, Ward, Magennis, Hodson, Mannus