Albion midfielder has been called up by Chris Coleman
Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder, Andrew Crofts, has earned a recall to the Wales squad for their upcoming friendly against Northern Ireland on Thursday 24th March, kick-off 7.45pm.
The game, which takes place at the Cardiff City Stadium, could be the first time Crofts has appeared for his country since a 3-0 defeat to Serbia in a World Cup qualifier back in September 2013.
The 31-year-old has 26 senior Wales caps to his name after representing the country at under-21 and under-19 level.
The call-up sums up a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for the midfielder, who made his comeback from a long-term knee injury in October last year and has made 18 appearances for Albion this season.
Crofts is the latest in a growing list of Albion players to have received international recognition, with six other players also earning senior call-ups.
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Beram Kayal and forward Tomer Hemed have both earned call-ups to the Israel squad to face Croatia in an international friendly on Wednesday 23rd March. The match will be played in Osijek, Croatia, ahead of the side's summer tour of the USA.
Gordon Greer and Jamie Murphy [Scotland], Jiri Skalak [Czech Republic] and Niki Maenpaa [Finland] will also represent their countries at senior international level.
Three more players have earned recognition at under-21 level too, as goalkeeper Christian Walton and James Wilson received call-ups to Gareth Southgate’s squad for their upcoming Euro 2017 qualifier in Switzerland.
Glen Rea, who completed a loan move to Luton yesterday, has been included in Noel King’s provisional 24-man squad for the Republic of Ireland under-21s' European qualifiers against Italy on Thursday 24th March in Waterford and away in Slovenia on Monday 28th March.