Seven Rovers players set to link up with their national sides


Seven Rovers players are set to link up with their national sides this week as the international break begins.

Rovers are without a fixture until Good Friday (1 April), and therefore, all eyes will be on the contingent set to represent their countries.

First-choice ‘keeper Thomas Kaminski has been called up to the Belgium squad for their international triple-header.

Belgium host Wales next Wednesday (24 March) in the first of three 2022 World Cup qualifiers, before taking on the Czech Republic in Prague on Saturday (27 March).

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The Red Devils then take on Belarus on Tuesday (30 March), rounding off their trio of matches in Group E, as Kaminski looks for his first cap.

Defender Darragh Lenihan was drafted into Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland squad on Saturday evening for their three internationals over the next fortnight.

The 27-year-old will be looking to add to his two caps for his country, as Ireland prepare to take on Serbia on Wednesday (24 March) and Luxembourg on Saturday (27 March), before a friendly in Hungry against World Cup hosts Qatar next Tuesday (30 March).

Meanwhile, Amari’i Bell has received his first call-up to the Jamaican national team as one of six Championship players to be called up to the side (alongside Brentford’s Ethan Pinnock, Bristol City’s Adrian Mariappa, Rotherham United’s Wes Harding, Reading’s Liam Moore and Watford’s Andre Gray).

The left-back will be hoping to make his debut for the Reggae Boyz for their match against the USA on Thursday (25 March), with the fixture taking place in Austria.

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Corry Evans will be looking to add to his 64 caps for Northern Ireland, with the midfielder called up to Ian Baraclough’s side for their three fixtures.

Northern Ireland kick off their World Cup qualifying in Group C against favourites Italy Thursday (25 March), before hosting Bulgaria next Wednesday (31 March)

In between the qualifiers, Northern Ireland have a friendly match at home against the USA on Sunday (28 March).

Loan duo Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Harvey Elliott are set to link up with England U19s for a training camp at St George’s Park – with no fixtures scheduled due to the cancellation of youth tournaments by UEFA.

Last, but not least, U23s defender Louie Annesley will link up with the Gibraltar national team for their World Cup qualifiers.

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Gibraltar kick off their Group G fixtures for the World Cup qualifying with a home match against Norway on Wednesday (24 March).

They then face Montenegro away from home on Saturday (27 March), before rounding off the trio against the Netherlands next Tuesday (30 March).

We’ll keep up to date on the septet across our social media channels and on the website, so keep an eye out for that.

All the best to Thomas, Darragh, Amari’i, Corry, Taylor, Harvey and Louie with their nations.

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