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Lewis Collins joins Jay Foulston for the Wales Under-19 trip to Zagreb

19 March 2018

16-year-old Academy forward Lewis Collins has been called up to the Wales Under-19 squad for their upcoming friendlies against Croatia in the coming days.

Lewis was one of a number of Academy First Year Scholars given an opportunity to train and play with the First Team during pre-season. 

Already managing several international youth call-ups in his career so far, once for the Under-17's earlier on this season in the UEFA Championship qualifier matches against Holland and Hungary and also for the Under-16 national side for their friendlies against trip Cyrpus, Albania and San Marino back in April 2017 - Lewis is clearly a talent.

Lewis joins Jay Foulston on the trip to Zagreb. These #YoungExiles are just 16 and 17 years old respectively, representing their country at Under-19 level which is a wonderful achievement for both players.

Lewis has played brilliantly for the County Academy throughout this season and the forward was rightly handed his chance with the first-team back in September. 

Coming in the form of cup competition the Checkatrade Trophy, Lewis and many of his Academy counterparts put in quality performances to give Manager Michael Flynn food for thought in what was a well contested match.

The brother of current first-team loanee and Academy Graduate Aaron Collins played the entire 90 minutes against Cheltenham Town and performed well in the narrow 2-1 defeat.

On receiving news of his call-up, Lewis said: "I am very pleased to have the chance to represent my country in these friendlies, it is great to be involved once again. I hope I can show what I can do and make my family proud."

Academy manager Byron Anthony said "Lewis has received a call up which is great news. The Academy are delighted to have both Lewis an Jay in the Wales Under-19 squad for the games against Croatia."

Everyone at the Club would like to wish Lewis and Jay all the best out in Zagreb.

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