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Davis hails Arinbjörnsson's youth international exploits

Teenage Wolves goalkeeper Pálmi Arinbjörnsson has played all three of Iceland Under-19’s matches during the international break.

The 17-year-old has caught the eye of Wolves Under-18 manager Steve Davis over recent days.

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Davis told the club website he is pleased with Arinbjörnsson’s exploits and has heard good reports.

“We’ve had Justin [Hubner] and Palmi [Arinbjornsson] on international duty,” he said. “It’s really deserved.

“They’ve worked hard, been in and around the squads. I’m always delighted when they get the game time. When you’re in the squad, travelling and not playing, it’s still great, but there’s nothing like getting a cap.

“I’m delighted for Palmi to be involved in all three matches for Iceland under-19s this week, and he flies back in today and will train tomorrow ready for the match on Friday.

“I’ve been told by Tom Turner, our new goalkeeper coach, that he’s done very well, so I’m really pleased for him. It’s a great experience to go and play against some of the best players of their age group in Europe.”

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Iceland’s U19 team won 2-1 against Lithuania in the team’s final match of the first round of 2022 European Championship qualifiers on Tuesday.

They finished second in the group with six points and will play in Division A in the second round of qualifying this spring.

The teams that win those second round groups will progress to the finals in Slovakia, taking place between June 18 to July 1 2022.

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