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26 March 2016

Academy graduate plays in goalless draw in Bulgaria

- Jake Charles earns fifth Wales U21 cap
- Town winger plays final 20 minutes in Bulgaria
- Academy graduate could play again next week

Huddersfield Town winger Jake Charles earned a fifth cap for the Wales Under-21 side in Bulgaria on Friday evening.

The 20 year-old Academy graduate, who qualifies for Wales through his parentage, played the final 20 minutes of a 0-0 draw as a substitute.

The stalemate maintained Geraint Williams’ unbeaten status in its Euro Under-21 2017 qualifying group five, but the Welsh did drop to second due to a win for Denmark in Luxembourg. Wales has won three and drawn three of its six games, whilst Denmark still has a game in hand.

Jake will be hoping for a sixth cap when the Welsh next play in Romania on Tuesday evening in the Stadionul Gaz Metan in Medias in a 5pm kick-off.

Romania currently sits two points behind the Welsh, in fourth place. The first meeting between the two sides, which took place at Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground in November, finished 1-1.

The winner of group five will advance to the final tournament, which will be held in Poland in June 2017, whilst the group runner-up would reach the Play-Offs if it is one of the top four from the nine groups.

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