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A number of surprise call ups from the Bolton squad for the international break.

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With a long stretch of countless difficult games finally at an end, the international break is now upon us.

There's a number of surprising names that have been called-up to international duty, with a total of eight Bolton Wanderers players being summoned to represent their country in various continents around the globe.

First of all, and perhaps most surprising, is that midfielder Neil Danns has been called up by South American nation Guyana. If you were wondering how Danns can play for a South American country, considering his scouse accent, he qualifies for them through his grand father. Although South American, Guyana compete in the CONCACAF federation, but have never qualified for the Gold Cup or the World Cup. Guyana's two friendlies against St. Lucia and Grenada will be held at the 15,000 seat Providence Stadium.

When Eidur Gudjohnsen returned to Bolton Wanderers, he did so with the aim of being recalled to the Iceland national team ahead of Euro 2016. Well, he's deservedly achieved that goal, as his great form has earned him a place in the Iceland squad for their friendly against Kazakhstan on March 28th. His last cap came in November 2013, when Iceland narrowly missed out on World Cup qualification, hopefully he can add to his chart topping goal tally of 24 for his country.

Our yet to be seen on-loan midfielder, Simeon Slavchev, has been called up for Bulgaria's Euro 2016 qualifier on March 28th. Slavchev could earn his fourth international cap, as his country face Italy.

Another on-loan midfielder, but one who's had a fair bit longer on the field, has also been called up by his country. Barry Bannan doesn't have far to travel, thankfully, as Scotland will be playing both of their games, against Northern Ireland on March 25th and then Gibraltar on March 29th, at Hamden Park.

Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, who is yet to muscle Ben Amos out of the number one spot, has been called up by Hungary. Hungary will face Greece on March 29th in a Euro 2016 qualifier.

Tim Ream has been awarded for his fine form of late with a call up to the United States national team. The USMNT will face European opposition in two friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland, on March 25th and March 31st, respectively.

Finally, two youngsters have been called up to the u21 squads of their countries. On-loan Oldham Athletic striker Conor Wilkinson - who scored at the weekend - has been called up by the Republic of Ireland for the start of their 2017 u21 Championship qualifiers, against Andorra on March 26th. Also, winger Georg Illiev has been drafted into the Bulgaria side, as they begin their qualifying champaign against Wales in Cardiff, on March 31st.

We'll be keeping a keen eye on all of their progress, and will have a comprehensive round up once the international fixtures draw to a close.