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Edwards unused sub as Wales draw

10 October 2014

Club News

Edwards unused sub as Wales draw

10 October 2014

Crawley Town midfielder on the bench for 0-0 against Bosnia Herzegovina

Gwion Edwards was an unused substitute for Wales as they drew 0-0 with Bosnia Herzegovina in Friday night's European Championship qualifier in Cardiff.

Gwion, 21, who has played seven times at under-21 level for his country, will now be hoping to get his first taste of competitive action on Monday when Wales take on Cyprus in their next Group B fixture.

Reds' team-mate Joe Walsh, who was called into the squad as cover, did not make the squad on Friday although the experience of being around world-class players such as Gareth Bale will be a great experience for the 22-year-old.

Wales were hoping to build on a successful start to their Group B campaign which began with a 2-1 win over Andorra last month, but in a game of few clear-cut chances they had to settle for a hard-earned point in front of a crowd of 30,741 although Ashley Williams and Gareth Bale missed good opportunities for the hosts in the second half.


A place among the subs completed a memorable few days for Gwion, who was only called into the squad on Tuesday.

Reds' defender Mat Sadler was in the dressing room at Luton when manager John Gregory announced that Gwion had been called up after he'd scored the only goal in our 1-0 win in the JP Trophy.

Mat said: "It was a fantastic moment when Gwion was told and fully deserved because he's been playing really well in the last few weeks. I have played alongside Joe for the last two years and he has improved a lot.

"It was funny. The Gaffer gathered us around after the game on Tuesday and said 'I've got some good news and bad news.' We weren't sure what to make of that but then he said the good news Gwion was in the squad, the bad news, of course, is that we won't have either of them with us tomorrow against Peterborough.

"The lads were shaking Gwion's hand and wishing him all the best. To be honest, I don't think it really sunk in at the time for him. I came home with him and he was absolutely buzzing.

"I'm a bit envious to be honest - even just to train with players like Gareth Bale is going to be so good for them both him and Joe and we all wish them all the best and hope it's the first step in a long international career for both of them."

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