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Harrison on international starlets

8 November 2017

Tyler Roberts representing Wales U21s during a recent international break

ACADEMY Manager Mark Harrison has given an insight into the Albion youngsters who are away with their international teams this week.

The Baggies have six players representing their countries at youth level over the next fortnight, much to the delight of Harrison.

“We’re obviously really happy for them,” he said.

“It’s always great when you see players like Tyler Roberts reach the under-21 level despite being just 18. 

“I’m sure if he continues doing well for Walsall then there might be an opportunity for him in the senior squad in the next year or so because I know Wales think highly of him.

“And then we’ve got Sam Field, who is going off with England under-20s as they travel to take on Germany.

"It will be good for him to get some games because it’s been a challenging time for him, in and around the first team and working hard and waiting for his opportunity.

“Adam Przybek and Pablo Martinez are going off with the Wales under-19s for their trio of games in Turkey, which will be a great experience for them in a different country and culture.

“At under-18 level we’ve also got Kevin Healy, who is in the squad for the three Republic of Ireland matches for their tournament in Spain.

“Rayhaan Tulloch is off with the England under-17s too. He did very well last time for them and performed at a very high level.

“And Jonathan Leko is on stand-by for England. I’m a little bit disappointed that he hasn’t received the call-up, but they’ve got a strong squad and Jonathan wasn’t very well during their last camp so he didn’t play many minutes, so that has possibly affected it but who knows.

“We did receive a call-up for Morgan Rogers to go to the USA with the England under-16s as well, but unfortunately he picked up an injury last weekend which will rule him out for 4-6 weeks.”

A full list of matches:

07/11/2017 - Slovakia U19s vs Wales U19s (Pablo Martinez & Adam Przybek)

08/11/2017 - England U17s vs Portugal U17s (Rayhaan Tulloch)

09/11/2017 - Republic of Ireland U18s vs Belgium U18s (Kevin Healy)

10/11/2017 - Wales U21s vs Bosnia & Herzegovina U21s (Tyler Roberts)

10/11/2017 - Turkey U19s vs Wales U19s (Pablo Martinez & Adam Przybek)

11/11/2017 - Republic of Ireland U18s vs Netherlands U18s (Kevin Healy)

11/11/2017 - England U17s vs Russia U17s (Rayhaan Tulloch)

13/11/2017 - Kazakhstan U19s vs Wales U19s (Pablo Martinez & Adam Przybek)

13/11/2017 - Republic of Ireland U18s vs Czech Republic U18s (Kevin Healy)

14/11/2017 - Wales U21s vs Romania U21s (Tyler Roberts)

14/11/2017 - Germany U20s vs England U20s (Sam Field)

14/11/2017 - England U17s vs Germany U17s (Rayhaan Tulloch)


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