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On the Trot: Wanderers on International Duty

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It's that time of year again where Europe's leagues take a break for another thrilling round of international fixtures as five Trotters received the call from their respective national team managers in important qualification campaigns. We have the rundown of who's been included for their countries: 

Gary Cahill

The much sought after center back has been included in Fabio Capello's England team to face Bulgaria in Euro 2012 Group G qualifying. More on Cahill's most recent call up can be found here.

Martin Petrov

Speaking of Bulgaria, the winger has been included in their squad. It would have been nice to refer to them by a nickname but both "the Lions" and "the Tricolors" are so overused. Regardless, Petrov is in the side to face England and Switzerland in Group G qualifying.

Adam Bogdan

Bolton's number two keeper who wears the number 1 shirt earned his first cap for the senior Hungarian national team back in June and he's now being brought in again for two more against Sweden and Moldova in Group E.

Ivan Klasnic 

Three goals in three matches will go quite a long way in getting a player noticed and it's really no surprise that Klas has been called for Croatia's Group F matches against Malta and Israel (where he could likely play against Tamir Cohen).

Mark Connolly

Last but not least, the 19 year defender will feature in the Republic of Ireland's Under-21 team for their U-21 Euro 2013 qualifiers against Hungary, who they play twice in a row. Connolly's absence to be with his national side probably had a lot to do with Bolton Reserves' heavy 7-0 loss to Fulham reserves earlier. 

Here's hoping the lads all do well for their respective sides and come back uninjured.