THE Irish FA is pleased to announce that Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp has been cleared to play for Northern Ireland by the FIFA Players' Status Committee. Born in Derby, the 26-year-old qualifies to play for Northern Ireland through his Newtownards-born grandfather. Ã¢â¬ÅI am delighted that clearance has come through for Lee to play for us,Ã¢â¬Â said Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington. Ã¢â¬ÅIt has taken a bit of time, but the patience has paid off. This is a big plus and it is testament to the quality we have in the squad that players of LeeÃ¢â¬â¢s calibre want to come and play for Northern Ireland. I have spoken to Lee and he is absolutely delighted that he has been cleared to represent the birthplace of his grandfather.Ã¢â¬Â Lee Camp said: Ã¢â¬ÅI am thrilled that I am now able to play International football for Northern Ireland. It seems like I have been waiting forever for the relevant paperwork to be sorted out with FIFA, but now that I have been given the green light I am looking forward to the opportunity to join up with the squad. I would like to thank Nigel Worthington for his patience and for giving me the chance to become involved in the Northern Ireland team.Ã¢â¬Â http://www.irishfa.com/international/item/6279/lee-camp-cleared-to-play-for-ni/ Great news considering big Maik isn't getting any younger.