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Spain and Ireland up next for Chris Mepham

Young defender heading away with The Red Dragons next week

4 October 2018

Chris Mepham's fledgling international career could hit new heights next week as Wales prepare to take on Spain and the Republic of Ireland.

Ryan Giggs' side will host the 2010 World Champions at The Principality Stadium, Cardiff, next Thursday in an international friendly before heading to Dublin's Aviva Stadium for a Nations League match against Republic of Ireland. 

After playing the full 90 minutes in their last three internationals, Chris has quickly established himself at the heart of The Red Dragons' defence just over a year on from making his Sky Bet Championship debut. Should he feature against Spain next week, it would mean that three of Chris's last four international appearances have come against sides ranked inside the World's top 15. 

Following that game in Cardiff, Wales will then make the short hop across the Irish Sea, for their penultimate game in Nations League Group B4. When the two sides met last month, it was Chris' Wales who came out on top after a 4-1 win at The Cardiff City Stadium. A similar result this time round would set up a promotion shoot-out with Denmark next month for the right to join Europe's top table.

So far this season, the 20-year-old has started every one of The Bees Sky Bet Championship fixtures, captaining the side away at Ipswich Town last month. On top of that, he also featured twice in our run to the Carabao Cup Third Round. 


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