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Championship midfielder earns maiden international call-up

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Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield will join up with an international senior side for the first time as he has been named in the Canada 23-man squad, the Lancashire Telegraph reports.

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Arfield, who has started every game in the Claret’s ascent to the top of the Sky Bet Championship, chose to play for Canada as his native Scotland overlooked him earlier in the year. He qualifies Benito Floro’s side as his father is Canadian.

The 26-year-old will be included for selection for the games against Mexico; the home leg being on Friday 25th March in Vancouver, and the away leg in Mexico City the following Tuesday.

The Canadians find themselves in second place in their fourth round World Cup qualifying group, with the top two going through to the next stage. As well as Mexico, they are in a group with El Salvador and Honduras.

He is joined in the squad by three fellow England-based players. They are Sheffield United’s David Edgar, Crewe’s Marcus Haber and QPR’s Junior Hoilett.

Sean Dyche may have reservations about one of his key players joining up with their national team at such a crucial stage of the season, with the Turf Moor side looking for immediate promotion back to the top flight.

Burnley fans…What do you make of the news? Are you worried about Arfield’s participation in the Canada squad? Does he deserve the call up? Let us know what you think in the comments below!


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