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INTERNATIONAL EXILES | Josh Sheehan and Tom King named in Wales squad for upcoming triple header

5 November 2020

Newport County AFC duo Josh Sheehan and Tom King have both been included in the Wales squad for their upcoming triple header against the USA, the Republic of Ireland and Finland.

It is the first time that Sheehan, who has previously represented Wales at under-19 and under-21 level, has earned a call-up to the senior squad.

The midfielder has started the 2020/21 season in impressive form and has played every single minute of County's Sky Bet League Two fixtures so far this term, helping the Exiles on their way to the top of the table.

Sheehan also captained Michael Flynn's men to victory over Cambridge United in the Carabao Cup second round before being handed the armband again for County's first ever fourth round clash against Newcastle United.

Wales manager Ryan Giggs was present at Rodney Parade for the historic game against the Magpies and watched Sheehan take on the Premier League side as the Exiles eventually fell to a penalty shoot-out defeat.

King, meanwhile, has been called up for the second time after being included in the squad for Wales' final two Euro 2020 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Hungary in November 2019.

The goalkeeper has made three apperances for the Exiles this term, with two coming in the EFL Trophy, and kept a clean sheet in the Carabao Cup tie against Cambridge.    

Wales welcome the USA to the Liberty Stadium - Sheehan's old stomping ground - on Tuesday 12th November before making the short journey to the Cardiff City Stadium for a UEFA Nations League double header.

The Republic of Ireland make their way to the Welsh capital on Sunday 15th November prior to Finland's arrival three days later.

It is the first time that two County players have been included in the same Wales squad since Nigel Vaughan and Steve Lowndes faced Brazil in 1983.


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