Burnley striker Paterson earns international call
Paterson, who last earned a call-up in September 2010, is included in Nigel Worthington’s 23-man squad for the game in Belfast on Wednesday, August 10.
Northern Ireland head into the match second bottom of Group C - two points above the Faroes - having picked up six points from their first five games.
They lie five points behind second-placed Slovenia but have games in hand on all their rivals.
Full squad: Tuffey (Inverness), Camp (Nottingham Forest), Mannus (St Johnstone); J Evans (Manchester United), McGivern (Manchester City), Cathcart (Blackpool), McAuley (West Brom), Hughes (Fulham), Hodson (Watford); Baird (Fulham), McCann (Peterborough), McGinn (Celtic, on loan at Brentford), Gorman (Wolves), C Evans (Hull), Davis (Rangers), Clingan (Coventry), McCourt (Celtic); Feeney (Oldham), McQuoid (Millwall), McClean (Derry), Healy (Rangers), Ward (Derby), Paterson (Burnley).