Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty is back in Northern Ireland's squad for their 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifiers against Slovenia and San Marino next month.

Lafferty, 20, missed the two Group Three matches against Slovakia and the Czech Republic earlier this month with a back injury.

His Rangers team-mate Steve Davis also returns after withdrawing just hours before the Czech game because of personal reasons.

Manchester City's 18-year-old full-back Ryan McGivern is the only player to miss out from Nigel Worthington's previous squad.

Northern Ireland play Slovenia in Maribor on 11 October before returning to Windsor Park to face San Marino on 15 October.