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26 May 2022

"I was rushing around the house looking for boots and shinpads"

Wes Burns said it has been a 'crazy few days' after being called up to the Wales squad for the third time in his career.

Having last got the call-up in 2016, Wes' strong form for Town in 2021/22 - a season in which he scored 13 goals and provided six assists, has seen him get the nod for four Nations League fixtures as well as a World Cup play-off against either Scotland or Ukraine on 5 June.

The Wales squad is currently on a training camp in Portugal, with Wes making the trip to Lagos after joining up with his international teammates on Monday.

Should the 27-year-old feature for his country next month, it would be his first senior cap for The Dragons.

"It was very strange because I got a late call on Sunday from Robert [Page, Manager] and he said 'you need to get yourself to Cardiff because we fly tomorrow and I want you to be a part of it'," Wes said in a press conference this afternoon.

"I was rushing around the house looking for boots and shinpads! I was buzzing to get the call, though, and with the amount of games we have coming up in a short period of time, hopefully this is a good chance for me to go and earn my first cap for the senior side.

"Pulling the shirt on would be one of the proudest moments of my career. I am a full Welsh lad and my family are all from Wales. I would love to get the chance and I would give everything for my country.

"It's been a crazy few days but I have loved the camp so far. We've had two tough days of training in the heat but that's what we want. There are quality players here so the standard has been very good, and we're all looking forward to the fixtures coming up."

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