Hunter pleased with Isgrove

Southampton academy manager Martin Hunter gave his views on Lloyd Isgrove's Wales call-up.

Hunter pleased with Isgrove

Lloyd Isgrove has been named in the senior Wales squad after a number of fine performances for his loan club in League one this season.

The tricky winger has been in fine form of late and has really helped his side to come into contention for reaching the play-off places at the end of the season.

When Isgrove arrived the Barnsley side were near relegation the Saints winger has played his part in helping the Tykes go on a remarkable run that has lifted them into the play-off places.

His fine form has earnt him a place in Chris Coleman's Wales squad for this week’s fixtures against Northern Ireland (Thursday) and Ukraine (Monday).

Hunter delighted for youngster

Following the call-up Southampton under 21 director Martin Hunter has been giving his thoughts on the call-up of the Welshman,

"It’s really good for him" Hunter told the offical Southampton website. 

Hunter knows that as well as he has done for Barnsley this season he needs to keep going and strive for a place in the final squad for the Euro's this summer saying, “He needs to be tested".

He added “For him to get a call-up to the national team is simply a credit to him.

Another Wembley outing

The 22 year-old will get another opportunity to play at Wembley next month as Barnsley have reached the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and Hunter feels that Isgrove will be making two trips to the national stadium this season, “Lloyd has had several injuries." He continued, which means his career has probably flowed the way we would’ve liked.

He added, “Barnsley are in the play-off places. he will get the experience of going to Wembley more than once.”