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International Clarets

24 March 2016

Sam Vokes (Wales)

In-form striker Sam Vokes has joined up with the Wales squad for their friendly fixtures against Northern Ireland and Ukraine as they continue preparations for UEFA Euro 2016.

Wales face Northern Ireland tonight at the Cardiff City Stadium (7.45pm kick-off) before travelling to Kiev four days later to face Ukraine at the NSK Olympiyskiy Stadium (7pm kick-off).

Vokes previewed the games at the Vale Resort in Glamorgan and you can read what he had to say HERE

Tom Heaton (England)

Clarets skipper Tom Heaton was called up to the England squad for their friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands as a replacement for the injured Joe Hart.

Roy Hodgson’s men travel to face Germany in Berlin on Saturday 26th March at the Olympiastadion (7.45pm).

The Three Lions will then face the Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday 29th March in an 8pm kick-off.

Scott Arfield (Canada)

Scott Arfield is set for his Canada debut in their FIFA World Cup qualifying double header against Mexico.

Arfield, who qualifies for Canada through his Toronto-born father, recently gained citizenship after opting to play for the national side.

The Clarets midfielder had previously represented his country of birth Scotland at U19, U21 and B levels.

Canada face Mexico on Saturday March 26 (02.08am kick-off) in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Vancouver, before facing them at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday, March 30 (3.30am kick-off).

Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland)

Clarets defender Stephen Ward is part of the Republic of Ireland squad set to face Switzerland and on Friday March 26 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin (7.45pm kick-off).

Martin O'Neill's men then face Slovakia on Tuesday March 29th at the Aviva Stadium (7.45pm kick-off).

Danny Lafferty (Northern Ireland)

Full-back Daniel Lafferty has been called up to the Northern Ireland squad to face Wales and Slovenia.

Lafferty, 26, has 12 caps to his name, and could face team-mate Sam Vokes at the Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday, 24th March (7:45pm).

The Green and White Army will then host Slovenia four days later on Monday, 28th March (7:45pm) at Windsor Park.

Conor Mitchell, Luke Conlan, Cameron Dummigan (Northern Ireland U21s)

Burnley trio Cameron Dummigan, Conor Mitchell and Luke Conlan have again been called up to the Northern Ireland U21 squad for their forthcoming European Qualifier.

Northern Ireland, who currently sit bottom of the qualifying group, face Scotland on Tuesday, 29th March at St. Mirren Park (4pm kick-off)

Full backs Conlan and Dummigan, who are both enjoying spells at Morecambe and Oldham Athletic respectively, have been regulars for the Green and White Army, while goalkeeper Mitchell is still waiting for his first appearance at this level.

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