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Holmes sets up winner in Wales victory

Under-15s striker makes impact in Wales' final UEFA Development Tournament fixture...

27 February 2018

James Holmes (left) with MK Dons' Head of Academy Recruitment Ben Couzens

James Holmes provided the assist for the winning goal in Wales Under-16s’ final fixture of the UEFA Development Tournament.

The young MK Dons striker entered the clash with Slovakia as a second-half substitute and set up Josh Thomas to score Wales’ second goal of the game. Holmes drew the Slovakian goalkeeper off his line before playing a ball across the box for Thomas to convert.

Wales Under-16s finished second in the group behind the hosts, Greece, with Holmes featuring in all three of the games.

MK Dons’ Interim Academy Manager, Simon Dwight, told “The experience that James will have gained by being involved in the week-long tournament will have helped him to develop an understanding of the requirements for future international representation.

“What James has learned will also help each of the players he currently trains and plays with, to gain valuable insights into this external level of development.

“The Academy are very proud of his achievement and we look forward to encouraging and supporting further future involvement – well done James!”

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