Congratulations and best wishes to Joel Cooper who together with Linfield’s Paul Smyth heads off to-day (Monday) to France to join up with the Northern Ireland Euro squad at their training┬ácamp outside Lyon. Both players will gain valuable experience during their stay training with the players. Supporters will remember that Joel also trained with the squad in Belfast prior to their recent friendly with Belarus.

Northern Ireland train at the National Stadium ahead of their Vauxhall International Challenge match against Belarus. Left to right. Captain Steven Davis with Glenavon's Joel Cooper. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Northern Ireland train at the National Stadium ahead of their Vauxhall International Challenge match against Belarus. Left to right. Captain Steven Davis with Glenavon’s Joel Cooper. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye