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Vydra Czechs in for Bilek's men

Watford striker Matej Vydra is poised to make his senior debut for the Czech Republic having been named in their squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier and friendly double-header against Denmark and Finland.

The 20-year-old (pictured), on loan from Serie A side Udinese, has netted twice for the Hornets since his summer arrival.

The Czechs are lacking attacking options after the retirement of former Liverpool forward, Milan Baros following his side’s quarter-final exit from Euro 2012 with captain, Tomas Rosicky also sidelined.

Vydra, who has made just two appearances for the Czech Republic Under-21s, has represented his country at every youth level.

Bilek has faith in Czech youth

Next month’s games will also see the return of Sparta Prague striker, Vaclav Kadlec for the first time in two years to bolster their offence.

Czech Republic coach Michal Bilek told the Czech FA website: “Kadlec and Vydra belong among the biggest talents of Czech soccer. I believe they will show that soon."

Another of Watford’s exciting prospects Lee Hodson has also been called upon for international duties.

The dependable right-back, capped nine times since his debut in November 2010, has again been named in the Northern Ireland squad for his country’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Russia and Luxembourg.

By Tom Sharp

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