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Last Updated: Monday, 13 August 2007, 14:21 GMT 15:21 UK
Ramsey set for Wales U-21 debut
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is Cardiff City's youngest ever player
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is Cardiff City's youngest ever player
Cardiff City's teenage star Aaron Ramsey is set to win his first Wales Under-21 cap in Sweden this month.

The 16-year-old, who was subject of a 1m-plus bid from a Premiership club this summer, has been named in his country's squad for the first time.

The midfielder now looks certain to win his first cap at that level on 21 August in Halmstad in a friendly.

Wales Under-21 boss Brian Flynn has also included another uncapped player, Chelsea goalkeeper Rhys Taylor.

Eighteen-year-old Reading striker Simon Church is another to be named for the first time, qualifying because he has a Welsh grandfather.

Crystal Palace youngster Rhoys Wiggins is back in the squad after a year out with a cruciate knee injury.

Wigan's David Cotterill, who was left out of the senior squad by Wales boss John Toshack last season, is also in the squad.

Last season Ramsey became Cardiff's youngest player, beating a record set by Toshack, when he appeared for one minute of the match against Hull.

Welsh-speaking Ramsey was 16 years 123 days old, which beat Toshack's record of 16 years 236 days old when he made his Bluebirds debut.

Since then Ramsey has become hot property, with Liverpool, Everton and Chelsea believed to have made enquires about the youngster.


Wales Under-21 squad to play Sweden in Halmstad on August 21:
Taylor (Chelsea), O Fon Williams (Crewe), Eardley (Oldham), Gunter (Cardiff), Jacobson (Bristol Rovers), M Williams (Wrexham), Wiggins (Crystal Palace), R Williams (Middlesbrough), Allen (Swansea), Blake (Cardiff), Collins (Fulham), D Edwards (Luton), McDonald (Swansea), Ramsey (Cardiff), Church (Reading), Cotterill (Wigan), C Evans (Man City), Vokes (Bournemouth).



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