YOUNG Blackburn Rovers defender Adam Henley has been handed a Wales recall.

The 20-year-old was yesterday included in Chris Coleman’s squad for their Euro 2016 qualifier in Haifa against Israel on Saturday, March 28.


It is Henley’s reward for the fantastic form he has shown since making the Rovers right-back position his own.

He was named man-of-the-match in Tuesday’s 3-2 home loss to Brentford.

And asked afterwards if he remained determined to win his first international cap, Henley said: “Definitely.

“International football is a great opportunity for any young up-and-coming footballer and I’d love to be given a chance.

“I’d be over the moon to get the call-up.”

American-born but Chorley-raised Henley, who also qualifies to play for the United States and England, was first called into the Wales squad in May 2012 after an impressive debut season for Rovers.

But the then 17-year-old, who has been capped at Under-21 level, did not make it off the bench for their friendly with Mexico in New Jersey.

That was Chris Coleman’s first game in charge of Wales and he has always kept an eye on Henley’s progress.

Former Rovers defender Coleman said: “He’s done really well. He’s had a lot of injuries. He’s earned his position.”

Meanwhile, Darragh Lenihan has been included in Ireland Under-21 squad for their European Championship qualifier against Andorra on Thursday, March 26.