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Vokes Named In Wales Squad

18 March 2015

Clarets striker Sam Vokes has been named in Wales' 23-man squad for their upcoming game against Israel later this month.

Wales take on Israel in a UEFA Euro 2016 Group B qualifier on Saturday 28th March, kick-off 8pm, at the Sammy Ofer stadium.

Vokes, who made his first start for Burnley since his cruciate ligament injury in the 1-0 win over Manchester City, last played for Wales in March 2014 and scored in their 3-1 friendly victory over Iceland.

Speaking of Vokes' return, Wales boss Chris Coleman said: "He obviously missed the start of the season after his injury but he's had some games and minutes under his belt now."

"It's good for us because Sam gives us something different.

"He's not just a big target man, he's got a bit more to him than that and it will be good to have the big man back "Maybe he can come on for half an hour or play for an hour if he starts because defenders don't like playing against that very strong and brave forward who can get a goal."

Wales currently occupy second spot in Group B with eight points from four fixtures.

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