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INTERNATIONAL EXILES |Lewis Collins included in Wales under-21 squad for Euros qualifier

25 May 2021

Newport County AFC forward Lewis Collins has been called up to the Wales Under-21 squad for their opening Euro 2023 qualifier against Moldova in June.

The 20-year-old has been rewarded for a good run of form at the end to the 2020-21 campaign after helping the Exiles secure a place in the play-offs.

Collins, who started in County's final five games of the regular campaign, rounded off his teenage years by scoring his first league goal against Scunthorpe United.

He then struck his second of the season against Forest Green Rovers in the first leg of the play-off semi-final to double the Exiles' aggregate lead.

The youngster was given the nod for the second leg at the Innocent New Lawn and played the full 120 minutes to help Michael Flynn's side seal a place in the final.

Wales boss Paul Bodin has selected a rather unchanged squad following their 2-1 defeat to the Republic of Irelan in March.

Bodin’s side have been drawn alongside the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Gibraltar in Group E.

It is the third time Collins has been included in Bodin’s squad after making his debut against Belgium last year.

You can watch the match against Moldova on the S4C website, and Sgorio's Facebook and YouTube pages with kick-off scheduled for 7:30pm on Friday 4th June.


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