CELTIC defender Dedryck Boyata has been included in the Belgian squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Andorra and Israel.
The centre-half, who cost £1.5million from Manchester City in the summer, has done enough to impress boss Marc Wilmots.
Jason Denayer, who spent last season on loan at the Hoops from the Etihad outfit, has also been called up. The classy centre-back is now at Turkish side Galatasaray on a temporary deal. His move to Turkey came about as a result of his planned move back to Celtic fell through as a result of Celtic’s failure to overcome Swedish champions Malmo in the Champions League qualifiers.
Wilmots has included five newcomers in his 24-man squad as he bids to secure his nation’s place at next year’s finals in France.
Laurent Depoitre, Sven Kums and Matz Sels were named from champions Ghent while Jordan Lukaku, of surprise leaders Oostende, and Petro Cavanda ,from Turkish club Trabzonspor, are also in the pool.
Captain Vincent Kompany was also selected despite recent injury concerns about the Manchester City skipper. Wilmots said: “He is to see a specialist in London, but I spoke to him yesterday and he is keen to join up with the squad and I see him being available for the game against Israel.”
Belgium will ensure a top two finish in Group B if they beat Andorra away on October 10.
They trail leaders Wales by a single point and are four ahead of third-placed Israel whom they host in Brussels on October 13.