As Ryan Giggs’ side prepare for their key UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying round matches away to Croatia and Hungary, FAW.Cymru look at the seven new players selected for this week’s training camp at the Algarve in Portugal.
2019 Portugal Training Camp
- 22-28 May. Algarve, Portugal.
- Find out the full squad here
Goalkeeper Evans joined Wigan Athletic in 2015 and has been the Latics’ second choice goalkeeper in the latter half of this season. Originally from Newbridge, the 22-year-old has three caps at Under-21 level and started in their 3-1 win against Switzerland, the final match of the U21 Euro 2019 qualification campaign. Evans also has experience of the JD Welsh Premier League, having gone on loan to Rhyl in 2016.
The 20-year old left back has had an exciting season at club level, having won promotion to the Championship in England with Barnsley. Qualifying for Wales through a Grandfather born in St Asaph, Williams impressed manager Ryan Giggs at a recent training camp in south Wales.
Over the last twelve months Levitt has been a key player for Paul Bodin’s U19 side which reached the 2019 UEFA U19 Euro Elite Round. The midfielder has also made his mark in the Manchester United U23 side after breaking into the squad at the beginning of 2019. Born in Flint, Levitt was also part of the Wales squad that won the Victory Shield in 2015.
Taylor is the youngest player in the squad at 17 years old. Born in Scotland, Taylor qualifies for Wales through a Welsh mother and has captained Wales at U15 level. Taylor started his career at Aberdeen but signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2017 where he now captains the U18 side.
Thompson qualifies for Wales through a Grandmother born in Hawarden and has played for Wales at both U19 and U21 level. The 24-year-old midfielder started his career at Swindon Town, managed at the time by current Wales U19 manager Paul Bodin. Thompson comes into camp off a successful season with Norwich City, who recently celebrated promotion to the English Premier League.
Kieffer Moore is another Barnsley player called up to the Wales squad for the first time after celebrating promotion to the English Championship. The 6-foot 5 inch striker was part of Ryan Giggs’ recent training squad in south Wales and the 26-year-old qualifies for Wales through a Grandfather from Llanrug.
The 21-year-old from Bangor has been an ever-present player for the Wales intermediate teams, having played at various levels from U15s to U21s. The Everton forward made headlines in 2016, scoring twice in Wales U19s 3-2 against England U19s. Broadhead was awarded Player of the Season this season for Everton U23s after the side won the English PL2.