GAVIN Whyte has been called up to Northern Ireland’s squad for two games later this month.

The winger will miss Oxford United’s Sky Bet League One game at home to Gillingham, while he could be a doubt if their Emirates FA Cup first round tie with Forest Green Rovers goes to a replay.

Michael O’Neill’s side play a friendly against Republic of Ireland in Dublin on November 15, before a UEFA Nations League fixture against Austria at Windsor Park three days later.

Whyte has won two senior international caps this season, scoring on his debut against Israel in September and appearing against Bosnia & Herzegovina last month.

The second call-up last month led to a club-versus-country row, with U’s boss Karl Robinson unhappy Whyte was missing a crunch league game with Plymouth Argyle.

O’Neill gave a robust response, suggesting the United head coach should “think before he speaks”.

Jamie Mackie will also miss the Gillingham game. His fifth booking of the season triggered a one-game ban which applies to the next league fixture, rather than Saturday's meeting with Forest Green, as United initially believed.