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Burns Called Into Wales Squad
Tuesday, 24th May 2022 09:04

Blues wing-back Wes Burns has received a late call into the Wales squad ahead of their June internationals.

The 27-year-old, who has previously received three full international call-ups without making his debut, the most recent in 2016, wasn’t included in the 27-man squad which was initially named but has been drafted into the party which travels to Portugal for a training camp today.

Wales play a UEFA Nations League match against Poland in Wroclaw on Wednesday 1st June, then four days later they take on Scotland or Ukraine in a play-off final at the Cardiff City Stadium aiming to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since 1958.

They then continue their Nations League campaign at home to the Netherlands at the Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday 8th June, and away on Tuesday 14th June, and a home match against Belgium on Saturday 11th June, again at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Also in the squad initial squad were former Town striker Kieffer Moore and Brennan Johnson, the son of ex-Blues frontman David.

Cardiff-born Burns, who won 18 caps at U21 level, scoring six goals, played down the chances of a summer international call-up following the final day 4-0 victory over Charlton in which he scored twice to take his season’s total to 13.

“I won’t hold my breath on that one,” he said. “Obviously if it happens it happens.

“Something that I’ve always wanted to go and do is pick up my full cap for Wales. It hasn’t happened as of yet but if it happens it happens.”

The call-up caps a sensational season for Burns, who joined Town last summer from Fleetwood, having been the club’s top scorer, winner of three player of the year awards and named in the EFL’s League One Team of the Season.

He has also been nominated for the PFA’s Fans’ Player of the Year gong and recently signed a new three-year contract with the Blues.

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Karlosfandangal added 09:07 - May 24
Fully deserved but please don’t get injured

Burns will make a huge difference if Town are to win it next season

pennblue added 09:07 - May 24
Congratulations Wes, well deserved, lets hope you make your 1st cap.

RegencyBlue added 09:07 - May 24
Well deserved.

Just don’t get injured!

OwainG1992 added 09:51 - May 24
Fantastic news!
Very proud to see this.

RIPbobby added 10:11 - May 24
The start of his path to the Premier league. If he gets a game or two the prem teams will come in for him. Hence the new contract he was offered would have gad a nice buyout clause.

runningout added 10:38 - May 24
Wales have got a gem

BeattiesBackPocket added 10:45 - May 24
Well deserved Wes he will definitely be playing in the premier league within a couple of years at his rate of improvement. Hopefully with us 🤞

Taricco_Fan added 10:49 - May 24
...and deservedly so.

leftie1972 added 11:14 - May 24
Congratulations Wes, shows your fantastic displays this season haven’t gone unnoticed. Well done.

TimmyH added 11:36 - May 24
Rightfully so...

WhoisJimmyJuan added 12:16 - May 24
Irrefutably oh....

1psw1ch added 12:54 - May 24
Ipswich King

brassy added 13:10 - May 24
congrats but please stay injury free

Ipswichbusiness added 14:20 - May 24
I recall reading somewhere that Ken Bates, when he was Chelsea Chairman, used to insert in player contracts a clause saying that the player must not come back from internationals “knackered”. Whether the clause did any good is hard to say!

OliveR16 added 14:59 - May 24
With all this worry about injuries I would have thought that he faces a lot more danger against some of the League 1 defenders, especially in midwinter games. If his star rises it can only help Ipswich as well as him when other players see that coming here is not a career killer.

tractorboybig added 18:31 - May 24
Does well and he will be gone

KiwiBlue2 added 01:41 - May 25
Marvellous recognition of his displays in the season just gone. I have thought for quite some time that he is Premier League class and hope that he achieves that status with us in the next few years.
In the meantime I hope that he gets that thus far elusive cap for Wales and stays free of injury.

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