Midfielder links up with Wales ahead of Victory Shield campaign...
STOKE CITY Under-16 player Dan Malone has been selected for an upcoming Wales Under-16 training camp as preparations for their Victory Shield campaign begin.
Dan, a central midfielder who has been with City since Under-9 level, has become a regular figure at Welsh get-togethers over recent seasons.
Lead Youth Development Coach Richard Carter said: "We are delighted Dan has once again been selected because selection for the camps are starting to have a real significance now with the Victory Shield squad announcement also imminent.
“Dan has become a regular at Welsh camps over the last three to four years including trips abroad to Dubai & Poland so it appears Dan is in a strong position for selection and we are hopefully of him making the final squad."
Carter continued: "The Victory Shield provides an experience all schoolboys will undoubtedly remember for the rest of their lives.
"Involving the four home nation teams, it has been heavily dominated by England for many years until the Football Association’s decision in 2015 to no longer enter.
“Wales themselves have won it twice in the last three years whilst one of our own Under-17s (Nathan Collins) won it last season with the Republic of Ireland, who replaced England in the competition from 2015.”