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Northern Ireland: Who will replace Marissa Callaghan as captain?

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Age: 22 Position: Midfielder Club: Glentoran Caps: 19 Goals: 1

There are a number of exciting young players coming through in Northern Ireland’s set-up, with 22-year-old Glentoran midfielder Joely Andrews one of those.

If Oxtoby wanted to go for an outside bet away from her experienced players, then Andrews could be that player.

The Glentoran midfielder has been linked with a move across the water and has established herself as a key midfielder under Oxtoby.

It worked for the Republic of Ireland and Katie McCabe, who was handed the armband at 21, so could Oxtoby be tempted to take a similar approach?

It would be a wildcard shout and although, realistically, the current appointment will probably be too soon, don’t be surprised to see Andrews as captain later on in her promising career.

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