by Editor & Jordan A Jones
TWO University of South Wales students, Ashley Morris and Clayton Green, have been selected for the Wales C squad.
The ‘C International’ match is against England later this month.
Green is a new addition to the squad while Morris is included for a second time. The 34-year-old featured in the 3-2 defeat to England at Jenner Park last year and is vying for the number one shirt with Caernarfon Town’s Alex Ramsay.
Morris has been involved with Bala since 2012. He has represented his club side in Europe on numerous occasions and won the Welsh Cup with the Lakesiders in 2017.
Barry Town United’s Green is currently involved in a battle for the Welsh Premier League title. The central midfielder was a summer signing for Barry, having returned from Carmarthen Town.
Both players were part of the USW Men’s 1st side which won the BUCS Premier South division last month. Steve Savage and Lee Kendall’s men beat University of Bath 1-0 to take the title without losing a game.
USW are also through to the semi-final of the BUCS National Trophy. Green, 24, netted in the 116th minute last week to send his side through to a clash with local rivals Cardiff Met.
🏴 | Well done to both @USWFootball representatives @ash_morris1 and @clayton_green who have been included in Mark Jones' squad to represent @Cymru C against @England C later this month. pic.twitter.com/uLohdtkD3U
— Callum Ellis (@CallumJEllis) March 6, 2019
USW’s head of football, Savage said: “I’m really proud of both players on their selection and it’s a testament to their hard-work and quality of constantly performing at a high level.
“I wish them and the team all the very best in the game versus England.”
USW also has two coaches involved in the Wales C set up. Football consultant David Adams is involved in the backroom staff, continuing his role from last year. Influential USW 1st team coach and Pontypridd Town manager Lee Kendall, is goalkeeping coach.
The game against England is being played at Salford City’s Peninsula Stadium on Tuesday, 19 March.
Unlike last year, should Savage’s side reach the BUCS final then the game will be played eight days later than the Wales C clash, meaning Morris and Green would be free to play for USW.
Last year South Walian rivals Cardiff Metropolitan had two players involved in the Wales C clash, with their BUCS national final scheduled just a day later.