- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - Will Grigg has been chosen as Northern Ireland’s fourth striker for the European Championship, a day after scoring his first international goal.

Grigg scored 25 goals for Wigan in the team’s title-winning campaign in England’s third tier this season. He opened his account for Northern Ireland in the 3-0 win over Belarus on Friday.

Northern Ireland is competing in its first major tournament in 30 years. Its 23-man squad was announced at the Titanic Belfast museum on Saturday.

Aaron Hughes, a 36-year-old defender, will arrive in France with a century of international appearances should he feature in a friendly against Slovakia next week.

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Northern Ireland squad:

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Hamilton), Roy Carroll (Notts County), Alan Mannus (St. Johnstone)

Defenders: Craig Cathcart (Watford), Gareth McAuley (West Brom), Jonny Evans (Manchester United), Luke McCullough (Doncaster), Aaron Hughes (Melbourne), Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood), Lee Hodson (MK Dons), Paddy McNair (Manchester United).

Midfielders: Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds), Steven Davis (Southampton), Oliver Norwood (Reading), Chris Baird (Derby), Corry Evans (Blackburn), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock)

Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Norwich), Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest), Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers), Will Grigg (Wigan).

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