Rob Page says his U21 side are “looking sharp” ahead of a double header against Georgia in Tbilisi.
Georgia U21 v Wales U21
Sunday 3 June (8pm local)
Wednesday 6 June (8pm local)
Mikheil Meski Stadium, Tbilisi
The two matches will take place on June 3 & 6 at the Mikheil Meski Stadium in the centre of Tbilisi. Manager Rob Page and Assistant Manager Paul Bodin hope it will be a tough test for the young Welsh players looking to make the step up into the senior team.
Speaking ahead of the match, Page says the matches will be a useful test. “Following on from meeting up with the lads this time last year in preparation for the Toulon tournament, we wanted to get all of them back the same sort of time and organise some friendly matches to see what they can do. So far training has been brilliant, the lads look very sharp and I want to keep the intensity up for when we travel over. I am really looking forward to seeing how the lads perform out there.”
Page and Bodin have a wealth of talent to choose from. Luke Pilling, Regan Poole, Cameron Coxe and Joe Rodon were all involved in a recent training camp with Ryan Giggs’ senior team and travelling for the first time with the squad, Isaac Christie-Davies will also be hoping to impress Rob Page.
Luke Pilling, Regan Poole, Cameron Coxe and Joe Rodon were all originally called up to the Senior squad ahead of the match against Mexico in Pasadena and will definitely be looking to catch Ryan Giggs’ eye ahead of the UEFA Nations League matches against Ireland and Denmark in September.
The Mikheil Meski Stadium in Tbililsi will host the two friendlies. With a capacity of 27,223 it is the second largest in Georgia, behind the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena that Wales fans will remember for Tom Lawrence’s strike in a 1-0 win during the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.