Seven Clarets named in international squads
Gareth Southgate restored Nick Pope to his England squad this week for forthcoming friendly internationals at Wembley against Switzerland and Cote D’Ivoire and he’s one of seven Burnley players to receive calls from their respective countries.
They include two other goalkeepers too. Bailey Peacock-Farrell, currently on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, is in the Northern Ireland squad; they have games in Luxembourg and at home against Hungary. Wayne Hennessey, moving ever closer to a hundredth cap for Wales, is in their squad and they are at home against Austria in a World Cup qualifier.
Connor Roberts, who has been capped 34 times, is also in the Welsh squad but with Danny Ward, now first choice goalkeeper, injured could it mean a 99th cap for Hennessey.
In recent years, we’ve had a number of our players represent the Republic of Ireland. Most of those players have now left the club, but Nathan Collins, who won his first cap last October, is named in Stephen Kenny’s squad for home friendlies against Belgium and Lithuania.
Maxwel Cornet could come up against Pope at Wembley. He’s in the Cote D’Ivoire squad for two friendlies against France in Marseille before that trip to Wembley and number seven could see a new name on the Turf Moor internationals board with Wout Weghorst named for the Netherlands by Louis van Gaal. They too have two friendly internationals against Denmark and Germany.Follow UpTheClarets:
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