Taylor wins well deserved international call up

Last updated : 12 March 2002 By Tony Scholes

The game is on Wednesday 27th March against the Czech Republic and will be played in the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. This will give Gareth more experience of the stadium that the Clarets are hoping to be playing at come Sunday 12th May in the play off final.

Gareth will hopefully play and if so he will play in the Millennium Stadium before he next plays a game at the Turf. Straight after the Norwich game we said, "It is his tenth yellow card of the season and he will now miss the home games against Preston and Bradford City," but later in the week the club claimed that Dean West' suspension at Stockport was the last for bookings this season.

Gareth Taylor DOES miss the games against Preston and Bradford and the club did finally confirm that yesterday (maybe they will mention the fact that Bally misses Bradford and Sheffield United at some point). Gareth will be available for Bramall Lane and is sure to get a good reception from the Sheffield United fans, he was a crowd favourite during his time there. This is the only game he will be able to play before the international.

He was called up earlier in the season and Stan was upset at Mark Hughes when he didn't get a game. This time though, with him bang in goal scoring form, he could win his first cap since 1998 against Jamaica when he was still at Sheffield United.

Thankfully with the game in midweek it will not cost him any Burnley games unlike earlier in the season when he was unavailable for our game at Bradford City.

The call up is very much well deserved after a run of excellent form from our leading goal scorer.