RYAN Astley has been selected to represent Wales in two under 19s friendly internationals later this month.

The 17-year-old Llanfair Caereinion-raised midfielder is one of the stars of the Everton academy and will look to make his mark for his country with two games against Austria.

Both games will take place at Newport's Dragon Park with the first on October 11 and second on October 14.

The friendly matches form part of Welsh preparations for the UEFA U19 Euro qualifying round in November.

The tournament will be held in the Cardiff and Newport area and will see Rob Edwards’ side face Poland, Russia and Kosovo.