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1516 burnley conor mitchell 00 630x420Once the internationals are over, Up the Clarets will review the appearances from our players which started with both Jeff Hendrick and Steven Defour getting first caps as Clarets, and last night there was a first for Northern Ireland goalkeeper Conor Mitchell who stepped up the under-21 team for the first time.

Conor, who celebrated his 20th birthday in May, has been involved with his country at under-21 level for a while now but has had to be patient being named as a substitute on several occasions, but last night he got his first ever cap at this level although it did end in defeat.

They were beaten 1-0 by Iceland at Mourneville Park in Lurgan with the only goal of the game coming three minutes from time. Conor equipped himself well and he had no chance of keeping out the goal scored by Heidar Aegisson so late in the game.

He lined up in a side that included Cameron Dummigan who, three days ago, left Burnley for Oldham Athletic, while another former Burnley full back Luke Conlan was named as a substitute.

The side will now travel to Macedonia for the next game in the group to be played next Tuesday.

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