Liam Donnelly hopes his stunning start to the season for Motherwell can reignite his international career with Northern Ireland.
Donnelly is his country’s record cap holder at under-21 level and gained his only senior appearance against Chile in 2014 but now the 23-year-old wants to be back on Michael O’Neill’s radar.
“It’s always been my aim to represent my country,” he said.
“One of the reasons I came to this club was to get myself into the national squad but I need to be playing games and playing well to get that call-up.
“Changing position could be the catalyst for my career. I believe I can play at a high level as I have the ability but I need to show that on the pitch.”
Donnelly made it four goals in three games in the Betfred Cup with a double in a comfortable 4-0 win over Annan Athletic on Saturday.
After a host of players left Motherwell in the summer, manager Stephen Robinson has deployed Donnelly in a midfield role, which he is relishing.
“The gaffer knows I have the qualities to play in there and with players leaving, I’ve had my opportunity,” he added.
“Changing position has allowed me more freedom to get forward, I know I have a decent shot but I now have the platform to show that by playing in a different position.”
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