International recognition for Dwight McNeil and Matej Vydra
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Burnley duo Dwight McNeil and Matej Vydra have both received call-ups for their countries, ahead of the upcoming international break. 

McNeil has been called upon by the England Under-21s, just days after his stunning winner against Everton.

Vydra did not manage to find the net in Burnley's recent victory at Goodison Park, but he did rifle a great finish past Kasper Schmeichel in a 1-1 draw with Leicester City. His steady run of starts for the Clarets have now been acknowledged by the Czech Republic senior setup. 

Since breaking into the team in December 2018, McNeil has been a virtual ever-present for Burnley manager Sean Dyche. His quality on the ball has made a big difference to Burnley's final-third attacks. 

Aidy Boothroyd has called on McNeil's services before, and the U21s manager felt that it was appropriate to bring him back into the fold.

McNeil will be joined by Emile Smith-Rowe, Mason Greenwood and Calum Hudson-Odoi. It is Smith Rowe's first call-up to the U21s.

Vindication for Vydra

The call for Vydra will also mean a great deal. A few months ago, the forward was struggling to break into Dyche's plans and there was some suggestion that he might want to move away from Turf Moor, especially with his place at Euro 2020 in the balance.

But this call-up shows that he is still in the thinking for the Czech Republic head coach, Jaroslav Silhavy

The Clarets will lose a number of other stars due to the international break, with Nick Pope probably the most high profile of the expected call-ups. 

The club will not want to see any stars stuck outside of the United Kingdom when the Premier League football resumes. It is a situation that they, and the nineteen other top-flight clubs, will have to address individually. 

However, it is always pleasing to see Burnley players getting recognised by their own respective countries. 

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