ANEURIN Livermore has been called up by Wales Under-19s after starting the season brightly with Newport County AFC.

The 18-year-old midfielder made his Exiles debut in the EFL Trophy last season and was handed an opportunity against Ipswich in the Carabao Cup win at Portman Road in August.

Another lively performance against Plymouth in the EFL Trophy earned a League Two debut as a sub in the 2-2 draw against Leyton Orient.

He started the home fixtures against Northampton and Walsall but missed last Friday's loss in Barrow through injury.

Livermore’s performances have caught the eye of Wales boss Rob Edwards, who has named him in a 20-man squad for the UEFA U19 Euro qualifying round in Norway.

The Welsh youngsters will face Georgia on Wednesday, October 6, hosts Norway on Saturday, October 9 and Kosovo on Tuesday, October 12.

Livermore will now be unavailable for County’s League Two clash with Bradford City and the EFL Trophy encounter with Arsenal U21s, both at Rodney Parade.

The prospect has been introduced into the first team carefully but has impressed his teammates, who have nicknamed the teenager 'Scholesy' after the diminutive former Manchester United and England midfielder who was classy on the ball and fiery without it.

“He is a great kid and a lovely footballer,” said midfielder Ed Upson. "It’s nice to play in there with him, he has done a great job and long may that continue.

“Perhaps I am being that calming presence next to him but Aneurin is wise beyond his years because he is very calm too. You don’t get too much out of him in terms of emotion and he is solid on the ball.”

Wales are aiming to reach the elite round for the third year on the spin, with the top two in each group qualifying for the 2022 tournament.

Livermore's call-up is another success for the County academy with Lewys Twamley, Jack Karadogan, Sonny Lewis and Lewis Collins having enjoyed international age-grade action in recent times.

Cymru U19: Edward Beach (Southampton), Lewis Ridd (Ipswich Town), Matty Baker (Stoke City), Owen Bevan (AFC Bournemouth), Callum Wood (Bristol City), Taylor Jones (Cardiff City), Jay Williams (Fulham), Harry Jones (Swansea City), Keelan Williams (Burnley), Tom Davies (Cardiff City), Oli Ewing (Leicester City), Charlie Savage (Manchester United), Aneurin Livermore (Newport County), Jadan Raymond (Crystal Palace), James Lannin-Sweet (Arsenal), Luke Harris (Fulham), Chris Popov (Leicester City), Josh Farrell (Granada), Caleb Hughes (Cardiff City), Ryan Viggars (Charlton Athletic).