Leeds United prospect handed Wales call for Euro qualifier

Leeds United prospect Niall Huggins has earned a call-up to Wales Under-21s.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 11:02 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 11:04 am
Leeds United's Niall Huggins in action against Ireland for Wales Under-21s. Pic: Getty

The 20-year-old has been included in Paul Bodin's squad for next week's clash with Moldova which will take place on June 4.

Wales will welcome the visitors to Stebonheath Park in Llanelli as they kick-off their Euro Under-21 qualifying campaign.

If selected, it would be the third cap handed to Huggins at development level after he bagged an assist for his national side last time out.

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The Whites utility man has been in fine form for the club's Under-23s outfit over the course of the 2020/21 campaign.

Huggins helped Mark Jackson's men lift the Premier League 2 Division 2 title and earn promotion to the top tier of elite academy football in England.

He was also handed his senior debut at Arsenal in February as a second half substitute by head coach Marcelo Bielsa in the 4-2 Premier League defeat at the Emirates.

Wales will face Moldova behind closed doors while Netherlands, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Gibraltar have all been drawn in the qualifying group for the tournament which will take place in 2023.

Wales U21 squad: Lewis Webb, Nathan Shepperd, Daniel Barden, Billy Sass-Davies, Morgan Boyes, Ben Margetson, Eddy Jones, Cameron Evans, Fin Stevens, Niall Huggins, Terry Taylor, Sam Bowen, Siôn Spence, Sam Pearson, Joe Adams, Luke Jephcott, Lewis Collins, Elliot Thorpe, Rhys Hughes, Jack Vale, Ryan Stirk.