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Cymru U21 squad announced to face Bulgaria

Pictured: Terry Taylor from June’s match against Moldova (Pic by Nik Mesney/FAW)

Cymru U21 manager Paul Bodin has selected 21 players for his side’s UEFA U21 EURO 2023 Qualifying Round match away to Bulgaria on Tuesday 7 September (KO 16:30 BST).

Bodin has selected a relatively unchanged squad that drew 0-0 to Moldova in their first match of the campaign. Swansea City defender Brandon Cooper and Stoke City striker Christian Norton both return from injury, while Owen Beck is called back into the squad after impressing at Liverpool during pre-season. Siôn Spence misses out on a place in the squad, serving a one match suspension for a red card in the previous match.

Cymru last faced Bulgaria at U21 level in the 2017 EURO qualifying campaign, recording a 3-1 win at home and a goalless draw away.

Cymru U21: George RATCLIFFE (Cardiff City), Nathan SHEPPERD (Brentford), Daniel BARDEN (Livingston- On loan from Norwich City), Billy SASS-DAVIES (Crewe Alexandra), Morgan BOYES (Liverpool), Brandon COOPER (Swansea City), Eddy JONES (Stoke City), Ryan ASTLEY (Everton), Owen BECK (Liverpool), Fin STEVENS (Brentford), Niall HUGGINS (Sunderland), Terry TAYLOR (Burton Albion), Sam BOWEN (Cardiff City), Sam PEARSON (Bristol City), Joe ADAMS (Brentford), Luke JEPHCOTT (Plymouth Argyle), Elliot THORPE (Unattached), Rhys HUGHES (Everton), Jack VALE (Blackburn Rovers), Christian NORTON (Stoke City) Ryan STIRK (Birmingham City).