Collins and Roberts join our internationals
The second international break of the season is over and players are making their way back to their respective clubs ahead of domestic football resuming this weekend.
Last month, Wayne Hennessey and Maxwel Cornet played for Wales and Côte D’Ivoire respectively, making their first international appearances as Burnley players and over the past week we’ve added two new internationals with first Connor Roberts playing for Wales and then Nathan Collins for the Republic of Ireland.
Roberts came on as a substitute for Wales against the Czech Republic which ended 2-2, playing thirty minutes but then played all but the final few minutes in Monday’s 1-0 win in Estonia and turned in an impressive performance.
Those two games have taken Roberts to 32 appearances for Wales but last night was special for Collins when he came on as a substitute for former Burnley loan player Shane Duffy for what was his international debut in a 4-0 friendly win against Qatar.
Elsewhere, all of Chris Wood, Matěj Vydra and Bailey Peacock-Farrell all made two appearances. For Wood it was two friendlies against Curaçao and Bahrain. Both were won and he scored in the first of them. Vydra came on as a substitute against Wales and then played the first half against Belarus while Peacock-Farrell played in both of Northern Ireland’s away defeats against Switzerland and Bulgaria.
Hennessey was an unused substitute for Wales in both games, Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson withdrew from the Iceland squad through injury and while Cornet travelled, he wasn’t involved in Côte D’Ivoire‘s away game against Malawi but was an unused sub in the return match at home.Follow UpTheClarets:
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