Blacon High School pupil Brandon Burrows is hoping for another taste of international football after making his debut for Wales under-15s.
Brandon, 15, had been named on the standby list for a two-game tour of Poland earlier this month but the midfielder was then called-up to the final touring squad.
Both matches took place in Plock with Wales earning a 2-2 draw at Stadion Miejski w Plocku before going down 3-1 in the second game at Stadion Kazimierza Górskiego.
“It was a massive step up because the Poland team players from Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, and I was a bit nervous in the first game but it was exciting too,” said Brandon.
“It was a great experience as both teams were in the same hotel and we had players from Manchester United, Liverpool and Swansea in our squad.
“I got injured out there and I’m still recovering but I really enjoyed it and hopefully I’ll be named in the next squad to go to Switzerland.”
Brandon, who plays in midfield, is part of the Wrexham academy and hopes to be awarded a scholarship with the Dragons when he finishes school.
Blacon High School headteacher Sue Yates said she and the rest of the school were very proud of Brandon.
Mrs Yates said: “This is a fantastic achievement which reflects his ability and skill and also the huge support that he has been given from our school and his family. We are always proud of our students’ achievements but to represent a country is one of the highest accomplishments.”
Dave Sabri, assistant headteacher, manages the school football team and echoed those sentiments.
“Brandon is an outstanding footballer and excellent leader,” said Mr Sabri.
“He is the captain of our Year 10 football team, who have reached the semi-finals of both the Cheshire Cup and National Cup. He is a pleasure to manage and we are incredibly proud of his achievements.”