Crawley Town winger Gwion Edwards on standby for Wales

Gwion Edwards scores Crawley's third goal against Cambridge Utd (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150822-203825008
Gwion Edwards scores Crawley's third goal against Cambridge Utd (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150822-203825008

Crawley Town winger Gwion Edwards is on standby for the senior Wales squad for their forthcoming European Championship qualifying matches.

They are to play Cyprus and Israel in early September and manager Chris Coleman has named a 23-man squad.

It’s great for us as a club to be part of that.”

Crawley Town manager Mark Yates

Former Swansea City youth player Edwards was last involved in international football in October 2014 when he was an unused substitute in two matches against Cyprus and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Although he did not play, he trained with the squad which included Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale.

Unusually for a League Two club, Crawley have two players who could be playing international matches as their on-loan goalkeeper from Newcastle United, Freddie Woodman, has been selected for England Under-19s.

Crawley Town manager Mark Yates said: “I know Gwion’s on standby for the full squad, I’ve had email confirmation of that. Gwion is only on standby, there are some big-hitters on that list though.

Speaking about Edwards’ recognition and goalkeeper Freddie Woodman’s selection for the England U19s squad, he said: “It’s great for us as a club to be part of that.”

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