Baird aims to equal Armstrong tally for NI

Chris Baird will draw level with Northern Ireland legend Gerry Armstrong's total of 63 caps if he plays against Israel in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier.

The versatile Baird is delighted to be back in the squad after a securing short-term deal with Championship side Reading.

Baird could start in Tel Aviv with defenders Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans and Aaron Hughes are all missing for the final qualifier.