CWMBRAN’S Jacob Draper is in line to make his Great Britain debut next week after being included in a 20-strong squad to play two Tests in Spain.

The 21-year-old defender has been selected by head coach Danny Kerry on the back of a fine EuroHockey Championship campaign with Wales, helping them to sixth place.

He has also been a member of the GB Elite Development Programme (EDP) since its inception and played a key part as Great Britain’s U21 men won the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia last year.

Draper made his Wales bow as a teenager against Austria in 2016 and travelled with his country to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Now playing for Cardiff & Met, the former Gwent star switched from football to hockey when his school team put out a call for help – one game later and Draper knew hockey was for him.

Meanwhile, Draper is joined in the squad for the matches next Thursday and Friday by Liam Sanford, who makes his international return having not featured since February due to a knee injury.

East Grinstead’s Liam Ansell is set to pull on the GB shirt for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in May.

Several players could also achieve milestones during the tour, with Phil Roper in line to win his 50th GB cap, while Chris Griffiths and Ian Sloan are set to play their 100th combined international (England and Great Britain).

Ashley Jackson will not travel with the squad as he recovers from an injury back at Bisham Abbey.

Apart from Draper, Scotland’s Alan Forsyth is only other non-English member of the travelling party.

The double-header against Spain will act as part of the squad's preparations for the FIH Olympic Qualifiers.

Great Britain’s men take on Malaysia in a two-legged tie on November 2-3 at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, with the winner qualifying for next year’s Olympics in Tokyo.