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Vokes In Wales Squad To Face Ireland

16 March 2017

Sam Vokes has been included in the Wales squad for their World Cup qualifier against Ireland in Dublin next week.

Vokes has been named by manager Chris Coleman in a 23-man party for the vital Group D game at the Aviva Stadium on Friday 24, March.

The Clarets' striker, 27, is set to come up against Burnley team-mates Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward as Wales look for a second group win to close the gap on leaders Ireland in the race for a place in the 2018 Finals in Russia.

If Vokes plays, he will move within one appearance of a half-century of caps for his his country.

Wales, semi-finalists at Euro 2016 in France, haven't reached a World Cup Finals since 1958.

Wales squad: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Owain Fon Williams, Ben Davies, James Chester, James Collins, Joe Walsh, Chris Gunter, Jazz Richards, Neil Taylor, Ashley Williams, Joe Allen, David Edwards, Andy King, Tom Lawrence, Joe Ledley, Shaun MacDonald, Aaron Ramsey, Gareth Bale, Hal Robson-Kanu, Tom Bradshaw, Sam Vokes, Ben Woodburn.

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