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Vaughan answers the call

6 September 2015

Nottingham Forest midfielder David Vaughan has joined the Wales squad ahead of one of the biggest matches in his country’s history.

Wales haven’t qualified for a major tournament since 1958 but three points against Israel would guarantee their place in France for next summer’s European Championships.
Vaughan is in contention to play in Sunday’s crucial qualifier at Cardiff City Stadium and, should he feature, he will be looking to build on the strong start he has made to the domestic season.

While the 32-year-old is an experienced international campaigner, Vaughan’s Forest team-mate Tyler Walker has been called up to the England Under 20s squad for the first time.

The 18-year-old striker, who has made 13 senior appearances for The Reds, made his debut against the Czech Republic on Saturday afternoon and scored twice in a 5-0 win at St George's Park.

Walker will hope to be involved once more when England face the same opposition at Shrewsbury's Greenhous Meadow on Monday night (kick-off 7.30pm).

There has also been a call-up to the Lithuania squad for Forest winger Deimantas Petravicius.

The 20-year-old added to his previous two senior caps by coming on as a second-half substitute in Lithuania's 1-0 European qualifying defeat to Estonia on Saturday and could be involved against San Marino on Tuesday.

Should he impress, Petravicius could be in line to play against England in October’s qualifier.

Meanwhile, Reds youngster Alex Iacovitti played 90 minutes for Scotland's Under 19s on Friday night. He was at the heart of the Scots' defence as they beat their Bulgarian counterparts 1-0 away from home.

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