Regan Poole captained Wales Under-21s to victory over Belgium in their opening 2021 UEFA Under-21 Championship Qualifier.
The MK Dons defender donned the armband for the international clash, which took place at Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground.
Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson struck the only goal of the contest after just three minutes.
Poole almost doubled the lead while Cardiff City's Mark Harris, on loan at Wrexham, also went close.
Wales then resisted late pressure to hold on to their lead to give new manager Paul Bodin a winning start.
Poole & Co host Euro 2019 runners-up Germany at the same venue on Tuesday.