Cardiff City’s Nineteen year old midfielder is the talk of a nation after his surprise inclusion in Rob Page’s Euro 2020 Wales Squad. Ruben Colwill Wales inclusion was a shock to all, but who is the Cardiff City Starlet?
Ruben Colwill Wales dreams began the season in the Cardiff City academy, sitting on the bench for the u23s. But he impressed the coaches at Cardiff, he made his first appearance for Cardiff in a 3-1 win over Coventry in February.
Colwill impressed the manager at youth level, and was impressed by the 6 foot tall attacking midfielder, who has been at the club since he was 8 years old. The talented midfielder was an unused substitute against Millwall, before his cameo against Coventry.
He made his first start against Wycombe, playing out wide, and managed 6 appearances for the Bluebirds in all competitions, only playing less than 200 minutes for Mick McCarthy’s side but wowing Boss Mick McCarthy
From Neath and a product of the same Ystalyfera school as Ben Davies who he cheered on in Euro 2016 while preparing for his GCSEs, Colwill said: “My target was just to play regular for 23s at Cardiff maybe a few sessions with the first team.”
His inclusion has raised eyebrows, particularly getting the nod over fellow Cardiff team mate Will Vaulks, who has been ever present in the Cardiff City midfield, yet continually overlooked by Rob Page and Ryan Giggs.
Whole Colwill has impressed at youth level, including a fine performance in a 4-0 drubbing of Barnsley, Vaulks has scored 5 goals in 42 matches in the league this season, and his continued leaving out has baffled Wales fans across the country.
Colwill is unlikely to see minutes for Wales this summer, with a midfield 3 of Allen, Ramsey and Ampadu the likely choice for Rob Page. On the attacking side, with Colwill showing his ability to play on the wings for the last 3 games of the season, he will be behind the likes of team mate Harry Wilson, David Brooks, and even captain Gareth Bale.
He is an exciting prospect from the usually barren Cardiff City academy, but the Welsh fans will be excited to see what the 19 year old midfielder can do.
Cymru Am Byth!
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