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Hull City defender James Chester set for Wales call-up

Born in Warrington to a Welsh mother, Chester qualifies to play for both England and Wales Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA Archive

Hull City defender James Chester will be called into Chris Coleman’s Wales squad for next month's friendly with Holland, ITV News understands.

The 25-year-old is currently undergoing treatment for a hamstring injury - which is threatening to keep him out of Hull’s FA Cup final meeting with Arsenal on May 17th - but medical staff are optimistic that he will be fit in time to join up with Chris Coleman’s squad ahead of next month’s trip to Amsterdam.

The former Manchester United youngster had been a regular in Steve Bruce’s side during the 2013/14 campaign until he suffered the injury setback during Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa, a recurrence of a problem sustained earlier in the season.

Despite the setback, ITV News understands that Coleman is keen to add Chester to his squad for the game, which will form a vital opportunity ahead of the start of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in September.

Born in Warrington to a Welsh mother, Chester qualifies to play for both England and Wales, but has indicated to FAW officials this week that he intends to commit his international future to Chris Coleman’s squad.

After joining Manchester United aged eight, Chester rose through the ranks at Old Trafford, making his first team debut in 2009 as United met Derby County in the League Cup semi-final second leg.

Loan spells at Peterborough, Plymouth and Carlisle followed, before he signed a three-year deal at the KC Stadium in 2011.