BEN Davies sees absolutely nothing wrong with Wales manager Chris Coleman drafting teenager Ben Woodburn into his squad for tonight’s key World Cup qualifier against Ireland in Dublin.

Woodburn, 17, has made just seven appearances for his club Liverpool, becoming the Anfield outfit’s youngest ever scorer when netting in a League Cup quarter-final last November.

The youngster, who was born in Nottingham, qualifies for Wales through his maternal grandfather, and he has already represented the principality at under-15, 16, 17 and 19 level.

His impressive performances this season prompted Coleman to call him up for the Aviva Stadium encounter with Group D leaders Ireland – Wales are four points behind in third.

However, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he felt it was too early in Woodburn’s career for him to be exposed on the international stage.

But Davies, who made his Wales debut at 19 and after eight appearances for Swansea City, said: “We don’t have the amount of players to choose from that other countries might do.

“And if there is young talent out there that the manager feels is ready to do a job for the team then, in my eyes, there’s no reason why they can’t get called into the squad.

“It’s like the old saying that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.”

He added: “He has shown in training all week how good he is and the ability he has got.

“It’s just about giving him the confidence to go and do that if he does get on the field for us.

“He’s a top player and if he does get the chance then he’ll do well for us.

“Ben has shown this week that he has got the quality to be here.

“He’s very calm on the ball, very relaxed, and it’s nice to see a young Welsh player who is technically good as well.

“He’s not just a hard-working player, he has got a good attitude as well.”