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A feather in the cap for Jack

"We've spoken to him about his journey and I honestly can see him playing for Wales' first team"

26 August 2019

Billy Barr is thrilled to see frontman Jack Vale earn a first call for the Wales Under-21s side, and believes it's richly deserved.

The teenager has shown brilliant progress both at Rovers and for his country, having gone from the Welsh Under-17s side to a call up to the Under-21s in the space of just 18 months.
 
The youngster, who can play anywhere out wide aside from his favoured number nine position, could play a part in his hometown when Wrexham's Racecourse Ground hosts Germany and Belgium next week.
 
And speaking of the talented forward, Barr's thrilled to see the 18-year-old get his opportunity.
 
“It's fantastic. Jack's been with us since he was 14, so we've seen him develop into a good human being and a good footballer," Barr beamed.
 
“I'm delighted that he's received a call up. He has picked up a little knock, but I'm really hopeful that he can sample the experience of playing for his country at Under-21 level.
 
“I'll go to both games and for him it's great. We've spoken to him about his journey and I honestly can see him playing for Wales' first team.
 
“We've told him that and I think he thinks I'm joking, but we really do believe that there's a massive talent in there," he added.
 
“I think in the last 12 months he's made incredible progress. He's growing, he's listening, he's doing it now.
 
“The tantrums of the past have disappeared and he can't go back to that. We'll be pushing him again to improve him further.”

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