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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 11:53 UK time, Wednesday, 2 September 2009

After news that former Buckley Town FC player Danny Collins signed for Premier League team Stoke City for £2.75m, today's Daily Post gives more details of his local ties.

The move also means he joins former Buckley Town player Ryan Shawcross, worth £9m, in Stoke's defence.

The Post points out Danny, 28, began his career with Mold Alexandra and Buckley Town before signing for Chester City in December 2001, and then joining Sunderland.

Ryan, 21, from Buckley, also played for Buckley Town in the Cymru Alliance.

Meanwhile, today's BBC Sport reports the Football Association of Wales is backing a proposed rule that would have meant England striker Michael Owen could have chosen to represent Wales - a suggestion that has sparked a big debate on the BBC 606 sports messageboard.

The Scottish FA is leading the proposal for British players to be able to represent their chosen country if they have spent five years of compulsory education there before the age of 16.

If agreed, that means rising star Ryan could chose to represent Wales as we was brought up in Buckley.

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