PARS skipper Callum Morris could face the world champions after receiving a call-up to the Northern Ireland squad.

The 27-year-old is a late inclusion to Michael O'Neill's pool for the Green and White Army's World Cup qualifiers with holders Germany and Norway.

Morris, who has been capped for the Republic of Ireland at under-19 and under-21 level before switching allegience, has been included in the Northern Ireland senior squad before but is yet to win a cap.

He was called up for games with the Czech Republic and Germany last year but, with veteran Hearts defender Aaron Hughes an injury doubt, O'Neill has called on the Athletic man.

If Morris, who told Press Sport last week his priority was on helping Pars maintain their impressive early season form, is capped he would be the first Dunfermline player to be selected by Northern Ireland since striker Andy Kirk in 2010.

His call-up means he is now one of five players who will be on international duty from the Pars this week.

Ryan Williamson is in the Scotland under-21 squad for a European qualifying double-header with England and Latvia, Callum Smith and Stuart Morrison are with Scotland's under-19s for two friendly games with France, while Fraser Aird is in Canada's squad for a friendly with El Salvador.

Dunfermline travel to face Falkirk on Saturday in the Irn-Bru Cup, but according to SPFL rules, they could seek a postponement if desired.

The rulebook states that: "A Club shall be entitled to apply to the Board for the postponement of any Official Match where three or more of its Players who would otherwise have participated in such match are unavailable through international selection and, following receipt of such an application, the Board may postpone and rearrange the relevant Official Match in accordance with Rule G3."

The Irish face Germany at Windsor Park on Thursday - the same night Scotland clash with Slovakia at Hampden - before travelling to Norway on Sunday.