Connor Roberts and Wayne Hennessey on Nations League duty with Wales
Clarets duo Connor Roberts and Wayne Hennessey are with Wales in Poland this evening as Rob Page’s side open their Nations League campaign in the Tarczynski Arena in Wroclaw (kick-off 5 p.m.).
However, with one eye on Sunday’s World Cup qualifying play-off against the winners of tonight’s game between Scotland and Ukraine, which takes place in Cardiff, kick-off 5 p.m., the Red Dragons will use tonight’s game as something of a warm up.
Page admitted: “The Nations League is not the be-all and end-all. It’s about exposing the younger players to opposition like that.
“So, in 12 months or two years’ time, when we’re in an important game for the World Cup or the Euros, these players will have benefited from this experience and may be the one to score the winner to get us through.”
Wales are also in action against the Netherlands – who have named Wout Weghorst in their squad – on Wednesday, June 8th, and Tuesday, June 14th, as well as Belgium on Saturday June 11th.
You can watch tonight’s game on free-to-air TV on S4C and also via subscription broadcaster Premier Sports 1.