Academy prospect Shea Gordon is currently captaining Northern Ireland's U17 in tournament football in Slovenia.
The midfielder has reportedly performed excellently for the Irish youngsters who bounced back from a 3-0 defeat by Portugal to beat Turkey 4-3 in a thriller on Sunday to keep their hopes of qualifying for the next round alive.
Northern Ireland now need to beat Slovenia on Wednesday, with the hosts only needing a draw to progress.
Meanwhile, Jamie McDonagh has been name in Northern Ireland's U19s squad for forthcoming European Championship qualifiers against Czech Republic, Russia and the Faroe Islands next month.
McDonagh recently impressed for his country during the last round of international fixtures, scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Iceland.