Page picks seven new faces for Albania double header
29 May 2019

Page picks seven new faces for Albania double header

01 June 20199:00am

Tom Pugh (Scunthorpe United) and Niall Huggins (Leeds United) have been added to the squad.

Wales Under 21 manager Rob Page has included seven new players to his squad that will face travel to Albania for two friendly matches.

U21 fixtures

Albania U21 v Wales U21

  • Sunday 9 June 16:00
  • Selman Stermasi Stadium, Tirana

Albania U21 v Wales U21

  • Tuesday 11 June 14:00
  • Niko Dovana Stadium, Durres

George Ratcliffe and Ben Cabango are called into the squad after being part of Paul Bodin’s U19 side that took part in the 2019 UEFA U19 EURO Elite Round last March. Brandon Cooper featured in the same U19 squad at the Elite Round in March but also won two caps at U21 level in 2018.

As well as the new faces, the side offers plenty experience with several members from the last U21 qualifying campaign which ended last October with a 3-1 win against Switzerland including Regan Poole, Nathan Broadhead and Cameron Coxe. There is also a return to the squad to Jack Evans after recovering from a long-term illness.

The matches will be seen as a final preparation for Page’s side ahead of the 2021 UEFA U21 EURO qualifying campaign which starts in September with a home double header against Belgium and Germany.

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Kelland ABSALOM (Ostersunds FK), George RATCLIFFE (Cardiff City), Cameron COXE (Cardiff City), Regan POOLE (Manchester United), Rhys NORRINGTON-DAVIES (Sheffield United), Cole DASILVA (Brentford), Brandon COOPER (Swansea City), Benjamin CABANGO (Swansea City), Jack EVANS (Swansea City), Harry CLIFTON (Grimsby Town), Nathan BROADHEAD (Everton), Aaron LEWIS (Swansea City), Daniel MOONEY (Fleetwood Town), Momodou TOURAY (Newport County), Mark HARRIS (Cardiff City), Robbie BURTON (Arsenal), Keiran EVANS (Swansea City), Tom PRICE (Swansea City), Alex BABOS (Derby County), Liam CULLEN (Swansea City, Tom PUGH (Scunthorpe United), Niall HUGGINS (Leeds United)