Preston goalkeeper Chris Maxwell named in Wales squad

Chris Maxwell.
Chris Maxwell.
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Preston North End goalkeeper Chris Maxwell has been called up by Wales for the friendlies against France and Panama.

PNE’s No.1 was part of the senior squad for the first time during the last international break and watched on from the bench as Chris Coleman’s side missed out on reaching the World Cup play-offs after defeat to the Republic of Ireland.

This time around Maxwell is included in a 24-man party as Wales take on France in Paris on November 10 and Panama in Cardiff four days later.

Crystal Palace’s Wayne Hennessey and Liverpool’s Danny Ward are the other goalkeepers in the squad.

Elsewhere on the international front Sean Maguire, Daryl Horgan and Alan Browne have been named in the provisional Republic of Ireland squad for their two-leg play-off with Denmark with Martin O'Neill set to trim his squad next week.