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Albion youngster aiming for first international cap

Josie Longhurst included in Wales' squad for first time ahead of Euro qualifiers.

By Charlie Hanson • 22 October 2020

By Kunjan Malde/FAW
Josie Longhurst has been called up for international duty with the Wales senior squad.

Albion midfielder Josie Longhurst is hoping to win her first international cap at the age of 18 after being called into the Wales' squad for the first time.

Longhurst and Albion team-mate Kayleigh Green are preparing for crucial European Championship qualifiers against Faroe Islands and Norway over the next few days.

She said, “I am really enjoying it and it’s a great atmosphere. Working with different coaches to club level is interesting as you look at things differently. It’s good for my education to play in different formations and work with other coaches.

By Kunjan Malde/FAW
Josie Longhurst will be hoping to make her debut for Wales against the Faroe Islands tonight.

“I want to be involved in our games against the Faroe Islands or Norway. This is an opportunity for me to push myself and try and win my first senior cap. But even if I don’t play, it is a great learning experience.”

Longhurst says the experienced Green has been the perfect role model as he she settles in.

“Kayleigh's put her arm around me and helped me integrate. She answers any questions I might have and looks after me.

By Kunjan Malde/FAW
Kayleigh Green has helped Josie Longhurst integrate with the Wales senior squad.

“She has been chatting to me about how international camps work and has helped me settle in with the group. She’s someone I can talk to when I need advice.”

Longhurst has been on the bench for Albion in the Continental Cup this season.

“It's been a great opportunity and learning experience to be around really good players. It’s my first experience of a first-team environment so I am enjoying that.

“It's a big step-up, but it pushes you harder. You have to improve even though everything you do has to be at a higher level. I am learning every day.”

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