Trio receive international calls

West Ham United duo James Collins and Jack Collison have been named in the Wales squad for the international friendly against Poland on 11 February.

Central defender Collins, who has scored once in 27 games for his country, and Collison, who has earned three caps since making his debut in Iceland last summer, will both hope to start the game in Vila Real, Portugal.

The  pair, who have enjoyed an excellant run of form at club level of late,  both started John Toshack's team's last game - a 1-0 friendly win in Denmark on 19 November last year.

Meanwhile, Under-18 winger Daniel Kearns has been named in a Northern Ireland squad to take part in a mini-tournament in Gran Canaria this week. Kearns has played 15 FA Premier Academy League and FA Youth Cup games for West Ham United this season, scoring three goals.

The skilful youngster, 17, will be part of Paul Kee's 18-man squad to take on hosts Spain on Tuesday evening before going up against Germany on Wednesday. The Northern Irish will complete their tour with a fixture against the Canary Islands on Friday.

Kearns, who has also represented his country at Under-16 and Under-17 level, was born in Belfast before joining West Ham United in 2007 after being spotted at the prestigious Ballymena International Tournament.