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Wales U21 coach Bodin: Big season ahead for Liverpool winger Woodburn

Wales U21 manager Paul Bodin is backing Liverpool winger Ben Woodburn for a big season ahead.

Woodburn has been called up to the U21 side for their upcoming Euro 2021 qualifier against Bosnia & Herzegovina.

The 20-year-old, who was loaned out to Oxford United last term, missed most of last season through injury.

Bodin said: "Ben's had a difficult time.

"I always tell the players that professional life is a rollercoaster.

"You have your high and your lows and you've got to stay pretty balanced in between.

"Hopefully Ben will come back in and he'll add to our squad for sure.

"He had a tough time, albeit it got better last year when he went on loan to Oxford and played a lot of games there and I watched him a few times.

"He's started to believe in himself again and hopefully after a good pre-season for Liverpool he'll be raring to go for us."

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