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Vydra Gets Czech Call

Clarets striker set to make Burnley history

3 October 2018

Matej Vydra has been called up by the Czech Republic to put him on the brink of a piece of Burnley history.

The Clarets’ striker has been re-called to the international set-up for the first time in two years.

And if he plays against either Slovakia or Ukraine later this month he will become the first Burnley player to represent the Czech Republic.

Vydra – who has scored five goals in 20 games for his country – said: “Last year they called me up a few times, but I was injured. Finally, I’m fit and I will be happy to be there again.”

The Czechs play away to Slovakia on Saturday, 13 October and in Ukraine on Tuesday, 16 October.

Both games are in the Nations League with the Czech Republic looking to bounce back from a home defeat to Ukraine in their opening group game in League B.

Vydra, who joined Burnley from Derby County in the summer and scored on his first Premier League start against Bournemouth in the Clarets' last home game, is included in a 21-man squad for his country’s up-coming double-header.

The Clarets are likely to have several players on international duty over the next fortnight, with England, Wales, the Republic of Ireland and Iceland due to announce their squads over the next couple of days.

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