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28 May 2016

Will Grigg is off to the European Championships!

  • Will Grigg named in 23-man Northern Ireland squad.
  • Striker to travel to France for 2016 UEFA European Championships.
  • Grigg scored first international goal last night in 3-0 win over Belarus.

Latics' 2015-16 top goal scorer Will Grigg has been named in Northern Ireland's final 23-man squad for this summer's 2016 UEFA European Championships, as announced by former Latics midfielder and Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill at midday on Saturday.

Grigg, who scored 28 goals in all competitions for Latics on the way to the Sky Bet League One title, also netted his first international goal last night as Northern Ireland beat Belarus 3-0 in their final home friendly at Windsor Park ahead of the tournament itself.

The 24-year-old and his team mates will face their final warm up match ahead of the competition away to Slovakia on Saturday 4 June, before their opening Group C match against Poland on Sunday 12 June at Stade de Nice.

Fellow Latics striker Billy Mckay, who spent the 2015-16 season out on loan at Dundee United, was named in the provisional 28-man squad, but has unfortunately not made the final 23-man group.

Here is the squad announcement from @NorthernIreland on Twitter.

The Northern Ireland squad for @UEFAEURO 2016! #DareToDream#GAWA

— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) May 28, 2016

Northern Ireland's group stage fixtures to look out for are as follows:

Sun 12 June - Poland v Northern Ireland - 5.00pm at Stade de Nice
Thu 16 June - Ukraine v Northern Ireland - 5.00pm at Stade de Lyon
Tue 21 June - Northern Ireland v Germany - 5.00pm at Parc des Princes

Congratulations to Will on his call-up for the tournament and good luck to Northern Ireland for the competition!

Watch all 25 of Will Grigg's Sky Bet League One goals below.

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