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vokes long hendrickFollowing on from yesterday’s news that Matěj Vydra is in the latest Czech Republic squad comes news that three more Burnley players have been called up for their respective countries.

Earlier today, Sam Vokes was named in Ryan Giggs’ Wales squad for a friendly against Spain which will be followed by the return fixture against the Republic of Ireland. The Spain game will be played one week today at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff with the Nations League game against Ireland in Dublin five days later.

Prior to the second of those games, Ireland will play Denmark, also at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, on Saturday 13th October. That game is also in the Nations League. There is no place for either Robbie Brady or Stephen Ward in the Ireland squad but both Kevin Long and Jeff Hendrick have received call ups.

O’Neill explained his decision on Brady which also gave us an indication of why he didn’t feature for the under-23s last Monday. He said: “I spoke to Robbie and his manager. He was going to play a game on Monday but had a bit of a setback. It’s only a minor knock but it’s tough to bring him in when he hasn’t played games.”

Burnley have confirmed that Ward has also been excluded as he recovers from an injury. He played last week at Burton in the League Cup but was out of the squad at Cardiff last Sunday as he had been in the previous league game against Bournemouth.

The squads for the two countries

Wales

Goalkeepers
Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace)
Danny Ward (Leicester)
Adam Davies (Barnsley)

Defenders
Ashley Williams (Stoke, loan from Everton)
James Chester (Aston Villa)
Ben Davies (Tottenham)
Chris Gunter (Reading)
Connor Roberts (Swansea)
Chris Mepham (Brentford)
Jazz Richards (Cardiff)
Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea)
Paul Dummett (Newcastle)
Declan John (Swansea)

Midfielders
Joe Allen (Stoke)
Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
Andy King (Leicester)
David Brooks (Bournemouth)
Matthew Smith (FC Twente, loan from Manchester City)

Forwards
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
Ben Woodburn (Sheffield United, loan from Liverpool)
Harry Wilson (Derby)
Tom Lawrence (Derby)
Sam Vokes (Burnley)
George Thomas (Scunthorpe, loan from Leicester)
Tyler Roberts (Leeds)

Republic of Ireland

Goalkeepers
Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough)
Colin Doyle (Hearts)
Sean McDermott (Kristiansund BK)

Defenders
Cyrus Christie (Fulham)
Matt Doherty (Wolves)
Shane Duffy (Brighton)
Richard Keogh (Derby)
Ciaran Clark (Newcastle)
Kevin Long (Burnley)
John Egan (Sheffield United)
Enda Stevens (Sheffield United)
Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn)
Derrick Williams (Blackburn)
Greg Cunningham (Cardiff)

Midfielders
Alan Judge (Brentford)
Jeff Hendrick (Burnley)
Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa)
Alan Browne (Preston)
Shaun Williams (Millwall)
David Meyler (Reading)
Harry Arter (Cardiff)
Daryl Horgan (Hibs)
Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City)
James McClean (Stoke)
Richie Towell (Rotherham United)

Forwards
Shane Long (Southampton)
Graham Burke (Preston)
Callum Robinson (Preston)
Sean Maguire (Preston)
Aiden O’Brien (Millwall)
Scott Hogan (Aston Villa)
Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth)

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