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Sheffield United's David Brooks earns first full global call-up

Sheffield United's David Brooks earns first full global call-up”

Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary.

Chris Coleman has congratulated David Brooks for having earned his first call-up for Wales and insists that he is not afraid to deploy the Sheffield United youngster in World Cup qualifying.

After convincing Chester-born Ben Woodburn to continue his global career with Wales, and being rewarded with a debut goal from the Liverpool youngster, Chris Coleman has now set his sights on more players with roots across the border.

Back-up defenders Jazz Richards and James Collins are injured, otherwise Wales have a clean bill of health.

Brooks spent the summer with England's successful Toulon Tournament squad where he was named as the competition's best player, however he switched allegiances to Wales last month and was called into their under 21 set-up.

"David Brooks has earned it, he has been great for [Wales U21 manager] Robert Page". He was excellent for Sheffield United in the derby.

Chris Coleman's side are second in the qualifying group behind Serbia, with them a point ahead of the Irish.

Coleman insists that Brooks has "earned his chance" in the senior squad and is happy to potentially make use of him against Georgia and Republic of Ireland in October. Second place finishers in the group could earn a place in the play-offs to secure qualification to next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.



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