Will's Wales Call
Fresh from his first-team debut on the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday night, Will Jenkins-Davies has joined up with the Wales under-18 squad for their fixture against England.
The Argyle Academy prospect made the short trip to Cardiff after the Pilgrims’ 2-0 defeat at Newport County, and will spend the rest of the week preparing for the clash with the Three Lions on Friday at the Spytty Park Stadium in Newport.
16-year-old Jenkins-Davies has continued his impressive form at Academy level this season, grabbing the all-important set-piece winner as Darren Way’s side secured the EFL Youth Alliance Cup scalp of AFC Bournemouth.
This is Will’s first international call-up at under-18 level, although he has been a regular at under-16 and under-17 - netting a goal in first appearance for Wales under-16s at the Victory Shield tournament in October 2019.
Academy Manager Phil Stokes said: “We are delighted that Will’s excellent progress has been recognised with another call-up at international level.
“It caps a momentous week for him and his family, having made his first-team debut at Newport County in midweek – a remarkable achievement for a 16-year-old.
“It is very pleasing to see our Academy prospects forging their way into the first-team picture and getting international recognition, and it is testament to the hard work of everyone associated – coaches, support staff, the players themselves and their families.
“Long may it continue.”