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Tuesday, 21st February 2012
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Bolton winger Ryo Miyaichi set for national call up

Ryo Miyaichi could receive his first call up to the senior national side after the Japan Football Association (JFA) contacted Bolton to enquire about his availability.

The 19-year-old footballer is currently on loan at Bolton from Arsenal but could make his international debut in a World Cup qualifying match against Uzbekistan.

After getting his Premier League career off to a start in a game against Wigan Athletic, the winger scored his first goal for Bolton at the weekend in their 2-0 FA Cup fifth round defeat of Millwall.

Now, the JFA have contacted to Bolton to check his availability for the Asian Football Confederation Group C match at the Toyota Stadium.

Speaking to Kyodo News, JFA technical director Hiromi Hara said: "We have sent Bolton a letter saying we might need him and they have acknowledged our request. We have also let Miyaichi know."

"Bolton replied straight away saying they understand the situation," he added.

Miyaichi joined Arsenal in January last year before going on loan to Dutch side Feyenoord to continue his development.

Written by Mark Smith