Davies' Wales Call-Up

Friday 19 May 2017 12:00

Fulham defender Aron Davies has been picked to represent Wales’ Under-20 national side at this summer's Toulon tournament. 

Having been a mainstay of Peter Grant’s PL2 side, which reached the Play-Off Semi-Final, the Welshman has been called up by interim manager Robert Page.

“For the Under-20s it is my first call up,” commented Davies. “I have played for them a few times at numerous ages.

“It started off with regionals, people coming together from different clubs in Wales to have training sessions everyday, and then I made my debut for Wales at Under-16 level.

“It’s always an honour to represent your country, one of the best feelings walking out with a Welsh shirt on you, there is no better feeling.”

Asked if he knew the coaching set up well, he said: “This is the first time for me playing under Rob Page, It will be a good experience and I’m looking forward to having another manager giving an opinion on me.”

It is the first time that Wales will compete in Toulon, and they kick off their campaign against France. “We meet up on the 24th in Wales, and then we fly out on the Sunday,” Davies explained.

“Our first game is on the 29th against France. We also have the Ivory Coast and Bahrain in our group.”

Meanwhile, Grant will also be at the Toulon Tournament as Assistant Manager to Scot Gemmill and the Scottish national team.

“I spoke to Peter earlier in the week,” said Davies. “He mentioned that he will be going out there with Scotland so hopefully we somehow come across them, that wouldn’t be too bad.

“We’re not there to make numbers, obviously we go there thinking about what the senior team did at the Euros.

“I think Welsh football is on the horizon, we’ve just got to go there, put on the best performance we can in every game in the group and hopefully we get into the latter stages of the tournament and put on a good show.”