Healy & Bakke Join International Squads

Last updated : 16 August 2005 By Kevin Markey
Healy met up with the Northern Ireland squad ahead of their friendly clash in Malta, while Bakke is in the Norwegian squad for their game against Switzerland.

Kevin Blackwell wanted Bakke to remain with Leeds to work on his fitness, but FIFA rules prevented the Leeds boss from putting a block on the player's international duties.

Meanwhile, Gylfi Einarsson is in Iceland for a game against Colombia, and Eddie Lewis has flown to America for the USA's World Cup qualifying clash against Trinidad and Tobago.