Ben Woodburn, Liverpool's youngest ever goal scorer, called up by Wales

Wales announce squad for Ireland game

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Woodburn, meanwhile, is considered a major prospect and became the youngest player ever to score for the Liverpool first team earlier this season when he came on against Leeds in the League Cup.

"We won't cap him because we are anxious about him playing for anyone else - we expect him to be a Wales player going forward", said Coleman.

Chester-born Woodburn qualifies for the Dragons through his maternal grandfather and has already played at Under-16, Under-18 and Under-19 level.

"He's been in our system for five years, so we know all about him, he's done well this season. I'm looking forward to getting him back".

The teenager's inclusion for a vital fixture provides a measure of how highly he is regarded by Coleman and feels significant in another respect, given that Woodburn is eligible to play for England. He added: "Without these younger players coming through, where is Welsh football going to be in 10 years time?"

"There won't be any knee-jerk reactions to cap him".

"If Ben wanted to go and play for England there is absolutely nothing we can do about it, none of our players belong to us, they are not contracted to us".

" It's not about what game is good to get him in, it's the best squad". He is a Welsh worldwide as far as I'm concerned so it is that natural progression.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey are included after recovering from injury.

Emyr Huws, Jonny Williams, Simon Church and Paul Dummett have all been left out by Coleman due to injury but Tom Lawrence is included after a strong run of form for Ipswich Town where he is on loan from Leicester City.

Defenders: Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), James Chester (Aston Villa), James Collins (West Ham United), Joe Walsh (Milton Keynes Dons), Chris Gunter (Reading), Jazz Richards (Cardiff City), Neil Taylor (Aston Villa), Ashley Williams (Everton).

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