CONNAH’S QUAY trio Mike Pearson, James Owen and Kai Edwards and Cefn Druids’ Naim Arsan have been selected to represent Wales C.

The quartet have been included in Mark Jones’ 18-man squad for the clash with England C at Barry Town United’s Jenner Park on Tuesday, March 20.

Edwards and Pearson have been mainstays of the Connah’s Quay defence which has conceded a league low 23 goals, while Owen is the all-action protective shield in front of the Nomads’ backline who has chipped in with four goals.

Nomads boss Andy Morrison said: “It’s a great opportunity for Kai, Jay and Mike to test themselves against players from the English system. I have no doubt that they will give a good account of themselves.”

Arsan, meanwhile, has been a key component of the Druids team that forced their way into the top six under Huw Griffiths.

A futsal international, Arsan can play in a number of positions and provides Wales C boss Jones flexibility.

Barry Town have seemingly benefited from the game being played at Jenner Park with Mike Lewis, Chris Hugh, Kayne McLaggon and Jordan Cotterill in the squad, which features two Bala players in Ashley Morris and Chris Venables.

Reigning champions TNS are represented by former Chester youngster Connell Rawlinson and Aeron Edwards, while Craig Williams (Newtown), Danny Gosset (Bangor), John Owen (Aberystwyth) and Toby Jones (Llandudno).

Cardiff Met duo Eliot Evans and Adam Roscrow complete the official squad with Bangor’s Guto Williams and Prestatyn’s Noah Edwards set to train with the squad when they meet up in Newtown on Sunday.

Assistant boss Owain Tudor Jones is excited by the options the squad give himself and boss Jones.

“I think the beauty of the squad is the different options,” said the former Wales international. “It’s up to the players to impress to stake a claim in the team.”

One area of strength is in defence with Jones saying: “You win games when you don’t give goals away. I know it’s an old saying, but it’s true.

“They are good defenders. There is plenty of experience amongst the defenders.

“I think Rawlinson and Edwards were involved in five of the last six TNS title wins.

“Hugh at Barry has been a revelation at full-back and Craig Williams at Newtown has plenty of experience, he’s played over 350 Welsh Premier League games and Mike Pearson has played in Europe.”