‘Young Swans can make an impact’

23rd March 2018

Cian Harries believes Swansea City’s young guns can have an impact on the international stage when Wales Under-21s face Bosnia and Herzegovina in their Uefa European Under-21 Championship qualifier tonight.

The 20-year-old defender, who captains Swansea’s under-23s side, is one of six development players in Rob Page’s squad alongside Daniel James, Jack Evans, Aaron Lewis, Liam Cullen and Cheltenham loanee Joe Rodon.

And Harries believes the strong Swans representation in the national set-up is testament to how they have been performing in the league this season.

“We’ve all had a great season with Swansea so far,” Harries said. “Now it would be great to come together and help Wales get three points against Bosnia to end our international season on a high.

“It is always an amazing experience to have the opportunity to play for your country, and being selected means we all have the chance to make an impact for Wales.

“It is great for us to have the chance to develop at international level. Seeing players like Connor Roberts taking that step up to the senior side proves there is a path and that drives you to work harder.

“Playing my development football with Swansea is definitely helping me become a better player. I feel I have learnt a lot.”