Wales manager Ryan Giggs attends Rotherham’s home win over Blackburn Rovers
Ryan Giggs was at The New York Stadium yesterday as Rotherham United beat Blackburn Rovers in the Sky Bet Championship.
The Millers have two players who are eligible to play for Wales and the 45-year-old may have been casting an eye on some new recruits to his Wales squad.
Rotherham Advertiser journalist Paul Davies reported Giggs was at Rotherham’s game yesterday, hinting that midfielder Will Vaulks could be a player Giggs is watching.
Vaulks assisted twice in front of Giggs as he helped the Yorkshire side to victory over Blackburn. The Wirral born midfielder has six assists for his club this season and would qualify for Wales through his Welsh mother.
Rotherham substitute Ryan Williams, brother of Australian defender Rhys Williams, is also eligible to play for Wales.
Ryan’s brother Rhys rejected a senior call-up to the Wales squad, despite playing a number of games for the Wales Under-21s.
Born in Australia, winger Ryan Williams has spent his whole club career playing in England for clubs like Oxford United, Barnsley and now Rotherham United. He has made a total of 15 appearances for Australia at U20 and U23 level.
Wales international goalkeeper Lewis Price was an unused substitute.
Wales manager Ryan Giggs at NYS today. Will Vaulks qualifies for Wales through his mum. Just saying. #rufc .
— Paul Davis (@paulm_davis) March 2, 2019
Wales manager Ryan Giggs watches the one between Rotherham United and Blackburn Rovers from the stands # 📷 for @jmp_uk #Wales #ryangiggs #rufc #rotherham #blackburn #blackburnrovers #brfc @BBCSport @SkyFootball @SkySportsNews @5liveSport pic.twitter.com/AlvfeHxhLv
— Ryan Crockett Photography (@RyanCPhotog) March 2, 2019
Giggs is no stranger in bringing new players into his Wales squad. Anderlecht defender James Lawrence was called up to the Wales squad in November and made his debut against Albania having qualified via his Welsh grandmother, who was born in Haverfordwest. Another debutant against Albania was FC Schalke’s Rabbi Matondo, then with Manchester City and Swansea City’s Dan James.
Wales to begin their Euro 2020 Qualifying Campaign later this month when they host Slovakia at the Cardiff City Stadium. They also have a friendly pencilled in against Trinidad & Tobago at Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground.
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