DANNY: LOAN TO AID DEC EURO BID

The Football League Paper - - INSIDE: - By Paul El­li­son

CH­ESTER­FIELD man­ager Danny Wil­son be­lieves De­clan John could force his way into Wales’ Euro 2016 squad af­ter the de­fender ex­tended his stay at the Proact Sta­dium.

John ini­tially ar­rived at Ch­ester­field from Cardiff on a one-month loan deal in Fe­bru­ary, but this week ex­tended his stay un­til the end of the cam­paign.

Whilst play­ing for Cardiff in the Premier League, John was twice called up by Wales boss Chris Cole­man.

And as Wales now pre­pare for their first ma­jor tour­na­ment since 1958,Wil­son wouldn’t be sur­prised to see the 20-year-old force his way into Cole­man’s squad.

“It’s a big bonus for us that he’s agreed to stay and that Cardiff have al­lowed him to,” Wil­son said.

“Be­ing here can only do him a power of good in­ter­na­tion­ally. He’s play­ing 90 min­utes in games in a very tough league. That al­ways will count for a lot when you’re look­ing to get picked by your in­ter­na­tional team.

“When you’re play­ing U21 foot­ball all the time and it’s in­ter­mit­tent that could pos­si­bly go against you, so it’s a pos­i­tive move for him.

“Hope­fully, we can give him the plat­form to step up.”

CHANCE: De­clan John

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