Aaron Hughes today announced his return to international football, and outlined his desire to represent the Northern Irish national team once again.
This afternoon he said:
'I have thought very carefully over recent weeks about returning to play for the National team, since my decision to retire at the end of the last campaign.
'After speaking with the new manager, Michael O'Neill, and also Billy McKinley, who I'm obviously close to at Fulham, I feel I would like to once again return, and try to help us qualify for the next World Cup.
'I am proud to represent my country and it is my aim to contribute as much as I possibly can for the up coming matches.'