The Rovers midfielder is part of a 23-man squad named by coach Michael O'Neill for the international double-header.
Northern Ireland have a long trip to Baku to face Azerbaijan on Friday October 11, before moving onto Tel Aviv for the match against Israel on Tuesday October 15.
The Irish can't qualify for the finals in Brazil but they could finish a creditable 3rd if they are successful on their travels.
Elsewhere, Grant Hanley and Jordan Rhodes have been included in a 24-man Scotland squad for their final World Cup qualifier against Croatia on Tuesday October 15.
The Rovers duo will be hoping to make it a double over their opponents following their 1-0 away win last June.
There's plenty to play for in Group E as Norway play their final two qualifiers.
Josh King has been included in the Norwegian squad for their matches against Slovenia and Iceland.
Norway are currently fourth, but with just three points separating four teams in the group, there is plenty of opportunities for them to join Switzerland in the chance to qualify for the finals.