It was a busy week for our 4 players on International Duty as they return to the club ahead of this weekend’s trip to Gillingham.
So, let’s look back at how our international players got to grips with their challenges:
Eli claimed an assist in a solid 90-minute performance against Lithuania as Wales soared to the top of Euro U21 Qualifying Group I with 4 points from 2 games.
After sitting out of the 4-0 friendly win over Liechtenstein, King played the full 90 minutes against Lithuania as Wales raced in to 3-0 lead- Eli assisting the third goal on the night for Cotterill. Lithuania forced two late goals in response, but it was the Welsh side that held on for a big win away from home.
Next for Wales U21’s: Czechia v Wales (13th Oct)
There were two narrow 1-0 defeats for the Northern Ireland U21’s as they will rue chances missed in both matches.
JJ started both games as Tommy Wright’s Northern Ireland U21’s fell to Luxembourg at home before suffering the same result on the road away to a strong Ukrainian side.
Next for Northern Ireland U21’s: Azerbaijan v Northern Ireland (12th Oct), Northern Ireland v Serbia (16th Oct)
There was a solid point in the bag for Jacob Bedeau on his first outing for Grenada.
The ‘Spiceboys’ as they are affectionately known, held Suriname to a 1-1 draw on home soil as former Wolves manager Terry Connor, continues the development of the Grenadian national side.
Following advice from the government, Bedeau was unable to play the second match against Honduras, which Grenada lost 4-0 against one of South America’s strongest footballing nations.
Next for Grenada: Grenada v Jamaica (12th Oct), Suriname v Grenada (15th Oct)
It was first camp complete for Michael Mellon as he joined up with Scott Gemmill’s Scotland U21 side.
The squad, based at Edinburgh’s Oriam facility, completed a hard week of work which concluded with a 1-0 defeat in Spain on Monday night, with Mellon not featuring in the matchday squad.
A great first experience at that level for Michael, who will look to become a more regular fixture within the Scottish U21 side.
Next for Scotland U21’s: Scotland v Hungary (13th Oct), Scotland v Malta (17th Oct)
Adam remained on standby for the Three Lions and we have no doubt will continue to catch the eye of England coaches at youth level as the season progresses.