Tom Lowery would have benefitted greatly from training with members of the Wales squad ahead of their European Championship campaign says Alex boss David Artell.
Lowery was called up for Rob Page’s EFL squad for their training camp before the Wales squad welcomed back the Premier League players and those EFL players still involved in play-offs. The Wales squad has now travelled to Portugal before they kick off the Euros against Switzerland on June 12th in Baku.
Artell, who tasted International football with Gibraltar towards the end of his own playing days, says Lowery’s taste of training with elite players will only help his own development and beliefs.
The Crewe boss told the club’s official website: “I spoke with Tom and he told me that he really enjoyed the experience. He said that training was sharper and that is music to my ears because when we go on at them about the standard needed, he will know what I am on about.
“It is good to have someone taste that side of things. It doesn’t get much higher than training with Internationals and I can say ‘Tom talk about the standard and what is needed’.
"He will get that now and for him to have a taste of that highest level over four or five days would be a great learning curve for him.
“He enjoyed it and I am sure everyone wishes Wales all the best over the summer for the Euros.
The Alex boss added: “Tom told us that Joe Allen was unbelievable and for him to train with a top player like him, who is similar to Tom in stature and what he does on the pitch would be a great experience. I am sure he would have soaked it in and that will only help him as a better moving forward.”