Young Swans earn Wales call-ups

15th September
Cameron Congreve
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A number of Swansea City academy players have been included in Wales' age-grade squads for the upcoming international window.

Swans striker Josh Thomas, who recently put pen to paper on an 18-month contract extension, returns to international duty after being sidelined due to injury.

The 19-year-old will travel to face Austria for the start of Wales' preparations for the European Under-21 Championship qualifiers, which will get under way next year. 

He is joined in the under-21 squad - now coached by former Swans academy coach Matt Jones - by Evan Watts and Fin Stevens.

Meanwhile, Cameron Congreve, who has featured for Russell Martin's senior side this season will join up with the under-19 squad alongside Ben Lloyd, Joel Cotterill and Kai Ludvigsen for games against Hungary, Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar.

This follows on the back of Rohan Hillier, Harrison Pugh and Bobo Evans all representing Wales Under-15s last month in the Uefa Development Tournament in north Wales. 

Meanwhile, at senior level, Michael Obafemi has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for Nations League games against Scotland and Armenia.

Any further call-ups will be confirmed in due course.

Ben Lloyd and Joel Cotterill
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