Cardiff defender Oliver Denham has earned a first call-up to the Wales (16/1 Group B winner – 2022 World Cup) squad for June’s World Cup play-off and four Nations League fixtures.

Following the conclusion of the domestic season, Wales (150/1 2022 World Cup outright) are back in action with a busy summer on the horizon.

They head to Poland initially to begin their 2022/23 National League campaign on June 1st before facing either Scotland or Ukraine in a World Cup play-off final on June 5th.

Nations League engagements follow soon after when the Netherlands head to the Cardiff City Stadium on June 8th, before a home clash against Belgium on June 11th, while they wrap up the summer with a trip to the Netherlands on June 14th.

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Denham could be handed his debut for the national side during that sequence of fixtures after being called in to replace forward Nathan Broadhead.

Broadhead, who netted 13 goals in 27 games on-loan at Sunderland in 2021/22, was named in Rob Page’s 27-man squad last week but he has since withdrawn due to injury.

Ipswich winger Wes Burns has also secured a recall to the squad as he looks to earn his first cap for the Dragons.

The 27-year-old has featured in previous Wales squads under former boss Chris Coleman but he is yet to make an appearance.

Page has plenty of experience to rely upon as Wales attempt to qualify for a World Cup for the first time since 1958.

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale and veteran midfielder Aaron Ramsey are both in the squad.

Wales squad:

Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Adam Davies.

Defenders: Ben Davies, Joe Rodon, Chris Mepham, Chris Gunter, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Connor Roberts, Neco Williams, Oliver Denham.

Midfielders: Joe Allen, Joe Morrell, Ethan Ampadu, Matthew Smith, Aaron Ramsey, Dylan Levitt, Sorba Thomas, Rubin Colwill, Harry Wilson, Jonny Williams, Brennan Johnson.

Forwards: Gareth Bale, Daniel James, Mark Harris, Kieffer Moore, Rabbi Matondo, Wes Burns.

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