What would a Wales C team look like now?
Wales will play England at the Peninsula Stadium at Salford in March, but what would the line-up look like now?
Mark Jones’ side will play Paul Fairclough’s England in Salford, a year after their narrow 3-2 defeat to the Three Lions at Jenner Park.
Over the summer, a number of players have joined the Welsh Premier League, as well as a few players retaining their status in the top flight, despite possible moves across the border.
Mark Jones will be tasked with selecting a squad which will challenge the old enemy, and this is what it could look like:
Ashley Morris (Bala Town)
The 34-year-old stopper is as reliable as ever in the Lakesiders’ goal, and played in goal when the two sides last met. Would not let his team down if called upon.
Macauley Southam-Hales (Barry Town United)
The right back has played an important part in Barry’s strong start to the season, attacking well when he gets the opportunity; and is part of a defence that has kept four clean sheets in 11 league games.
Emlyn Lewis (Cardiff Metropolitan)
The Archers centre back was in contention to be chosen in the previous squad, but just missed out. Is a rock at the back for the Students and it would be interesting to see how he fares at the next level.
Mike Pearson (Llandudno)
Pearson played when the sides last met, and will surely be in Mark Jones’ thoughts this time around. Left Connah’s Quay Nomads over the summer to join up with Llandudno, and has contributed towards them keeping four clean sheets.
Chris Hugh (Barry Town United)
The 26-year-old made a name for himself in this fixture last year, and has gone from strength to strength ever since. The Barry left back is now rightly considered as one of the best in the league, and would offer a considerable attacking threat down the left side.
Danny Gosset (Bala Town)
Another member of the previous squad, Gosset joined Bala Town in the summer after departing Bangor City. Has missed only one of the Lakesiders’ league games this season, and would provide solidity and control in the midfield.
Aeron Edwards (The New Saints)
The TNS man put in a great shift in the previous game, covering every blade of grass as he looked to spur his team on. Has been in impressive form for the league leaders this season, netting six goals in the 10 games he has played in.
Henry Jones (Bala Town)
Joined Colin Caton’s side from AFC Fylde over the summer, and has made an impressive start to life in North Wales. Has scored four goals in 11 games, and provided an assist with a ‘rabona’ cross earlier on this season.
Eliot Evans (Cardiff Metropolitan)
A key figure in the Cardiff Met attack, Evans links play well between midfield and attack. Another player that has scored four goals in the Welsh Premier League, the 26-year-old will be hoping for his second call up.
James Loveridge (Llanelli Town )
Made the move up to the Welsh Premier League with Llanelli Town this season, and it’s fair to say that it has been a smooth process for the former Swansea City youth player. Loveridge is joint third highest scorer with six, and his eye for goal makes him a strong contender.
Kayne McLaggon (Barry Town United)
The Linnets forward was unlucky not to feature in the game on his home ground last season, and will be hoping to feature this time round. A natural goal-scorer, the 28-year-old has netted on four occasions so far this season.
Lee Idzi (Carmarthen Town)
Noah Edwards (Caernarfon Town)
Dylan Rees (Cardiff Metropolitan)
Chris Venables (Bala Town)
Naim Arsan (Cefn Druids)
Adam Roscrow (Cardiff Metropolitan)
Liam Thomas (Carmarthen Town)
(Featured image: Will Cheshire)