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Hennessey Gets Wales Call-Up

30 August 2018

Wayne Hennessey has been called up to the Wales squad for their upcoming UEFA Nations League games against the Republic of Ireland and Denmark.

The Palace goalkeeper will get the chance to add to his 76 caps for his country as Ryan Giggs’ team embark on their first matches in the new tournament, which will see them host Martin O’Neill’s team on Thursday 6th September in Cardiff before travelling to Aarhus to face the Danes three days later.

Should Hennessey play in both games for the Red Dragons, he will become Palace’s second-highest cap winner in the club’s history, moving him above Aki Riihilahti and just one behind Mile Jedinak, who won 38 caps for Australia during his time in SE25.

Giggs has been able to call upon the services of talisman Gareth Bale again, but Hal Robson-Kanu has retired from international duty. Ex-Eagle Joe Ledley is also included in the squad after impressing for Frank Lampard’s Derby County this term.

Full Wales squad:

Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Leicester City), Adam Davies (Barnsley)

Defenders: Chris Gunter (Reading), Connor Roberts (Swansea City), James Chester (Aston Villa), Ashley Williams (Stoke City), Chris Mepham (Brentford), Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Paul Dummett (Newcastle United), Declan John (Swansea City), Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea)

Midfielders: Joe Allen (Stoke City), Matthew Smith (FC Twente), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Andy King (Leicester City), Joe Ledley (Derby County), Harry Wilson, (Derby County), David Brooks (Bournemouth), Tom Lawrence (Derby County), Ben Woodburn (Sheffield United)

Attackers: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Sam Vokes (Burnley), Tyler Roberts (Leeds United).

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