Grant "The Man" McCann

Last updated : 25 March 2007 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)

Reds midfielder Grant McCann became the first player in I don't know how long to score for his national side whilst being on Barnsley books.

McCann headed in his first ever international goal right at the death to seal a 4-1 win for Northern Ireland in Liechtenstein last night in Euro 2008 Qualifying

McCann headed in a right wing cross from Sheffield United's Keith

to add to Leeds United's David Healy's hat-trick (his second in qualifying) to make it a real Yorkshire night.

The win lifted Ireland to 2nd in Group F so we may yet see Grant in Austria and Switzerland in 2008.

Elsewhere on international duty, on loan defender Lewin Nyatanga played in the full 90 minutes in Wales 1-0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland at Croke Park, goalkeeper Nick Colgan was an unused substitute in that game for the Irish.

Striker Peter Rajczi played 53 minutes of Hungary's 2-1 defeat in Montenegro.

Elsewhere in less glamorous surroundings Robbie Williams scored on his debut for Blackpool in their 3-1 win at Bradford. Williams who has joined the Seasiders on loan opened the scoring just 6 minutes in whilst Dale Tonge had a debut to forget with Gillingham who were thumped 5-0 at Carlisle.

P.S If anybody does know who the last player was to score for his national side whilst with Barnsley please let me know and I will put in this article. I've got a feeling it might be Darren Barnard for Wales but Im not sure.

Grant McCann: Notched his first international goal last night