Wales happy to up­set Scots over Tay­lor

Scottish Daily Mail - - Scotland Special - By ALAN DOU­GLAS

WALES Un­der-21s man­ager Paul Bodin ad­mit­ted last night he doesn’t mind up­set­ting Scot­land to at­tract play­ers like Wolves star­let Terry Tay­lor. Aberdeen-born Tay­lor has opted to rep­re­sent the Welsh and is set to make his Un­der-21 de­but in the 2021 Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship qual­i­fier against Bos­nia and Herze­gov­ina at Wrex­ham on Tues­day. Tay­lor — whose mother Morag comes from Cardiff — made his se­nior Wolves de­but in the Carabao Cup at As­ton Villa last month and Bodin is de­lighted that the 18-year-old mid­fielder has switched in­ter­na­tional al­le­giance, hav­ing rep­re­sented Scot­land at Un­der-17 and Un­der-18 lev­els. Asked if he was both­ered about up­set­ting the Scots, Bodin said: ‘We don’t mind do­ing that. If we’re go­ing to get their better play­ers that’s fine. Wolves re­ally like him. The Un­der-23 staff there sing his praises. ‘It was a good sign that he went to China with the first team in pre-sea­son, but he’s picked up a few in­juries which have held him back a lit­tle bit. ‘I re­mem­ber him play­ing against us in the Un­der-17s at Llanelli a few years. He was a big, pow­er­ful player. But he looks a lot more mo­bile now and he’ll be a big as­set for us.’

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