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Winnett confident Wales U20 will bounce back against England

International | 14th February 2023

Cameron Winnett is confident that Wales U20 will bounce back from Friday’s disappointing defeat to Scotland.

The Cardiff academy full back was a bright spark for Wales, providing an eye-catching assist during the one-point defeat at Scotstoun.

However, Byron Hayward’s men now turn their attention to a home clash against England in a fortnight as they hunt their first victory of the campaign.

Winnett - who was joined in the matchday squad by Blue and Blacks team-mates Mackenzie Martin and Harrison James - says a lack of discipline was frustrating in Glasgow but is excited for the opportunity to bounce back against arch rivals England at Colwyn Bay.

“It was obviously disappointing and conceding penalty was the main thing,” said the full back, who has four Cardiff first team appearances to his name.

“I think we conceded 21 penalties in total, but we were still in the game so that’s hard to take. We could’ve still won it despite that.

“Throughout the first half, we knew we had the wind behind us to come in the second half so we weren’t too worried.

“We knew we had the ability to bounce back but our own errors let us down in the end.

“I always try to play with a smile on my face and try to enjoy it, but I’m just gutted.

“But we’re a team and we’ll move on together. We’ll bounce back ahead of England.

“It’s a must-win game, they’re our main rivals in the tournament and I’m looking forward to it.”