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A Dragon's ambition

20 March 2013

Hal aims to shine for Wales

Royals winger Hal Robson-Kanu wants to continue his progression on the international stage - as Wales prepare for two crucial World Cup 2014 qualifiers.

The Academy graduate is now part of the furniture in the Dragons' senior squads, alongside Chris Gunter and Simon Church, and is determined to shine for his country. 

"It's fantastic to be involved at international level," Hal told "It's what you work towards as a player. I'm a big part of it now and I just want to keep it going.

"It's always nice to go away with familar faces, but you get to know alot of lads away as well. The fact that we have a lot of players away on international duty shows the quality within the squad at Reading."

Wales, currently fifth in Group A after four games, face sixth-placed Scotland in a crucial match in Glasgow on Friday night, before hosting Group A favourites Croatia on the 26th - both fixtures that Hal believes the Dragons can win.

"I'm sure it will be a fantastic game in Scotland and a fantastic atmosphere. We'll be looking to win the game, and with the quality we have in the team hopefully we can do that.

"Croatia are a top team with real top class players. It will be a tough game but again, we'll set out and look to get a positive result and utilse the players we have."

Goalkeeper Jon Henly is in action for Scotland U19s against Sweden on Thursday morning. A number of Royals are also out on international duty this week – click here for more.

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