Swansea City international round-up | September 2021
During the international break, a number of Swans were called up to represent their countries in a series of international fixtures.
We take a look at how those player got on during the two-week break from Championship hostilities.
Two first-team regulars were called up by their nations; defenders Brandon Cooper and Ryan Manning were selected in Wales and the Republic of Ireland’s senior squads, respectively.
Cooper was named on the bench in Wales’ first fixture, which saw them share the spoils with Finland, while Manning was on the bench for all three of Ireland’s World Cup qualification matches.
Meanwhile, Paul Bodin named Dan Williams in his starting line-up for Wales Under-21s' convincing 4-0 win over Bulgaria in Sofia, while defender Ben Margetson was among the substitutes.
Three Swansea academy players were given chances to represent Wales at under-19 level.
Goalkeeper Ben Hughes got a start in a 2-0 loss to Croatia, while defender Harry Jones started all three of their games, and midfielder Josh Edwards was named on the bench for the trio of fixtures.
Wales’ under-18 side featured four Swansea academy prospects, including pre-season goalscorer Ben Lloyd, in their clash against their English counterparts.
Lloyd joined Tyler Evans, Joel Cotterill and Cameron Congreve on the substitutes bench as the Dragons played the Three Lions in a 1-1 draw in Newport.
Fifteen-year-olds Daniel Watts and Sebastian Dabrowski, who have already featured for Swansea City’s under-18s this season, made an appearance for Wales’ under-17s' squad against Scotland.
Dabrowski skippered Wales in their thrilling 4-3 victory in the second of two friendlies against the Scots, with Watts also starting. The due were on the bench for the first fixture.