Blackpool defender Daniel Ballard played the full 90 minutes as Northern Ireland fell to a 1-0 defeat against Norway in the Nations League.
The 21-year-old, who joined the Seasiders on a loan deal from Arsenal earlier this month, made his third appearance in the Nations League for the Green and White Army.
Neil Critchley said.
"It was a great experience for him last night to go and play against Norway. They have some special players in the likes of Erling Haaland and Josh King who are both a real handful. I thought he equitted himself really well, it was a really assured performance and he can only benefit from an experience like that.
"We're now looking forward to welcoming him to training and I'm sure we'll see more of him in the coming weeks with the number of games we have coming up."