Dan James heads four Leeds United players starting on busy evening of internationals for Whites

Leeds United winger Dan James starts whilst Tyler Roberts is on the bench as Wales face the Czech Republic in a Friday night World Cup qualifier in Prague (kick-off 7.45pm).

Friday, 8th October 2021, 6:56 pm

Third-placed Wales and second-placed Czech Republic are both on seven points in Group E, nine points behind runaway leaders Belgium.

The Czechs occupy the group's play-offs qualification spot on goal difference but Wales have a game in hand.

James, who Leeds signed from Manchester United this summer, looks set to partner Cardiff City striker Kieffer Moore in a front two for Rob Page's side.

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STARTING: Leeds United winger Dan James, left, for Wales in Prague. Photo by VLADIMIR KRAINOV/AFP via Getty Images.

As part of a busy evening of internationals, Whites trio Illan Meslier, Kristoffer Klaesson and Morecambe loanee Alfie McCalmont were all handed starts on Friday for their respective under-21s Euros qualifiers.

Leeds no 1 Meslier started in goal for France under-21s at home to Ukraine whilst Meslier's understudy Klaesson lined up between the sticks as Norway's under-21s took on hosts Croatia.

McCalmont also started for Northern Ireland's under-21s in their qualifier in Russia.

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