Loren Dykes: Wales defender to reach 100 caps in Czech friendly

Loren Dykes
Loren Dykes
Women's friendly international: Wales v Czech Republic
Venue: Rodney Parade Date: Thursday, 4 April Kick-off: 19:00 BST
Coverage: Live on BBC Sport website and via the red button, commentary on BBC Radio Wales and updates and report via BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app.

Wales defender Loren Dykes will reach 100 caps for her country in Thursday's friendly match with Czech Republic in Newport at Rodney Parade.

Manager Jayne Ludlow has confirmed the Bristol City defender will start and become the second Wales player to reach 100 caps after Jess Fishlock.

"I never imagined I would reach 100 caps, I would not have believed that," Dykes told BBC Sport Wales.

A record crowd for a friendly will attend the match.

"I am going to try my best to take it all in," Dykes continued.

"In football it is hard to take in these moments, because there is always something else to focus on, the next result, the next performance.

"I am going to hopefully look back on the achievement and pinch myself. My family and friends will enjoy it and the players will laugh as me as they know I am not very comfortable being in the spotlight."

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