Conor Washington was yesterday called into the Northern Ireland international squad for the first time. The 23 year-old striker has been named in Michael ONeills party for two friendlies over the Easter period away to Wales son March 24 and at home against Slovenia on March 28. Washington, who recently made a multi-million pound move to Championship club Queens Park Rangers from League One side Peterborough, qualifies to play for Northern Ireland through a grandparent. His first international call-up comes only three-and-a-half years after he left St Ives, who were playing at Step 5 of the non-league system at the time. Washington used to work as a postman in those days.