Cameron Archer has sights set on international football but not for Wales

It seems the young striker isn’t eligible to represent Wales after all...

Every time Cameron Archer sets foot onto a football pitch, he seems to find the back of the net. And that pattern continued midweek when he added another two to his ever-growing tally during the under 21’s 4-2 win away at MK Dons.

If people weren’t aware of the young forward before this season, they certainly are now and his performances, if they haven’t already, will soon start attracting the interest of those at an international level.

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But who will he represent? Just a couple of weeks ago it was brought to forefront by manager Dean Smith that Archer could represent Wales on the international stage as well as his native England.

However, that decision, if it was one, has since been taken out of the 19-year-old’s hands - in a rather comical manner.

He isn’t and never was eligible to represent Wales.

“I believe the situation has changed - I was given duff information,” Smith laughed.

“But it was Cameron Archer who was passing on that duff information.

“I believe he is not eligible for Wales. I think he surprised his mum and dad as much as he surprised us!

“I’m sure he’s got the attention of England now!”

So, if the youngster is to make the leap, it’s going to be from the Lions of Villa to the Three Lions of England, which is good news for the majority of fans out there.

It may be a while yet before we see that but if his rich vein of form carries on, it will be a case of when rather than if Archer finds himself with a place in the English youth set-up.