JOSH Magennis will be looking to cover himself in more international glory in Belarus tonight before returning to Wanderers to sort out his future.

The striker, contracted for another year with Bolton, has impressed with two goals in his last two games for his country, helping to maintain a 100 per cent start to Euro 2020 qualifying.

Back home, it is a different story. And the 28-year-old has already admitted he does not know if Wanderers’ cash issues or administration will mean he is moved on before the start of next season.

Indeed, Michael O’Neill’s in-form side has offered him a chance to put himself into the shop window thanks to impressive cameos off the bench against Estonia in Tallinn on Sunday and Belarus in Belfast back in March.

If Magennis adds another goal in Minsk he will put himself on par with two former Wanderers, Gerry Taggart and Billy McAdams in Northern Ireland’s all-time scoring records.

Subs Magennis and Connor Washington scored within three minutes of each other against Estonia to make it three wins in a row in qualifying, helped by a third replacement, Kilmarnock’s Jordan Jones.

"When coming off the bench you just have to make sure you make an impact and it's not time wasted, you're not just getting on for the sake of getting on and I think the subs did that," Magennis said after the game.

"Conor and I are involved in the goals but Jordan was unbelievable on the wing. It's absolutely fantastic to be on the scoresheet but so much goes into getting the ball into the back of the net so we'll take confidence from that and look forward to Belarus."

Magennis could have laid claim to Washington’s equaliser on 77 minutes after his shot took a deflection on its way into the net – but the Wanderers front man is happy to let the authorities make a judgement.

"If it didn't hit me it was going to go in anyway but it got a nick. I looked at the linesman and thought, 'Is he going to flag?' because I was worried I was offside,” he said.

"We're both strikers so we're both going to claim it and then we'll let Uefa decide after that."

Magennis has opened up on international duty about his experiences at Bolton during his first season in the North West, especially the dilemma inside the dressing room when deciding on whether to strike.

Sammy Ameobi revealed this week that a boycott was first proposed seven days before the Brentford home game in April but delayed to allow the club time to unfreeze their accounts – something which failed to materialise.

The final decision, insisted Magennis, was made not only to highlight the fact players were not being paid – but also the lower-earning backroom staff and non-football employees at the training ground, stadium and hotel.

"There were a number of reactions by the players to the problems," he told the Belfast Telegraph. "Some just wanted to put the head down and think only of playing football while others wanted more communication. Other lads were here, there and everywhere.

"But honestly, everyone tried to help the ones who really needed it. We came together as a group of players and were a proper squad.

"In terms of myself, I am quite outspoken and don't like things to be kept from me - so some of my team-mates were telling me just to stay focussed on my football while saying to me about what would happen if the club went into liquidation or the problems that we are actually in now.

"There was and is a lot of uncertainty around the club. Communication was very much lacking and it seemed to be we were only finding out information, which we needed to know, when it was released in the press. It just wasn't a good scenario and I wouldn't wish it on anybody."