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Highly rated England Under-20 international called up to Wales senior squad

Wales manager Chris Coleman said calling up David Brooks would have 'caused some ripples over the Severn Bridge'

How do you say ‘rejection’ in Welsh?

The latest Wales squad would have caused a fair bit of commotion at the FA HQ after Chris Coleman called up David Brooks.

While he isn’t yet a household name, the Sheffield United midfielder has impressed at youth level.


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New number, who dis?

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But it is with England, rather than Wales, that he’s starred in the past.

Brooks, who was born in Warrington, withdrew from Wales’ Toulon Tournament squad this summer in order to represent England.

England then went on to win the competition, with Brook picking up the Best Player award.

We won’t be seeing him do this any more

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The confusion over his international allegiances continued when, after the tournament, Brooks was called up by Wales’ Under-21s, playing against Switzerland and Portugal.

But Brooks now looks set to commit to Wales, whom he qualifies for through his mum.

Unlucky Gareth.

A little bit of rugby never hurt anyone

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A little bit of rugby never hurt anyone

Brooks started his career at Man City but joined The Blades in 2014, making his first-team debut a year later.

The 20-year-old has played ten times this season, including a commanding game in the Steel City derby against arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

You can’t really blame Brooks for picking Wales over England.

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