Wales call-up for Swansea City defender Ben Davies
Swansea City defender Ben Davies has won his first senior Wales call-up as a replacement for injured team-mate Neil Taylor.
Taylor has been ruled out for the rest of the season after he fractured and dislocated his ankle in three places during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Sunderland.
Davies came off the bench to make his third appearance of the season against the Black Cats, and the 19-year-old has now been called up as Taylor’s replacement with the national squad.
Neath-born Davies, who penned a new two-year deal at the Swans this summer, will join Ashley Williams in the Wales squad for the 2014 World Cup opening qualifying matches against Belgium in Cardiff on Friday (7.45pm) before taking on Serbia on Tuesday (7.30pm).
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The former Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera pupil impressed Coleman following his debut against West Ham and his first start in the Swans' 3-1 victory against Barnsley in the Capital One Cup last Tuesday.
"I've seen a lot of Ben Davies and I've been very impressed with what I've seen," the Wales manager previously said.
"He's in good company with Neil Taylor at Swansea.
"I've got a lot of time for Ben. He's a good young player and we're keeping an eye on him."
Laudrup, meanwhile is set to launch a search for a free-agent left-back following Neil Taylor's injury.
The Dane believes Swansea cannot rely on 19-year-old youth product Davies as he looks to bolster his defence.
"Neil's injury is serious first of all for him as a person and a player," said the Swansea manager.
"One second you are out on the pitch running and playing, then suddenly you are out.
"You are talking a long time before Neil returns to the game, and we will have do something.
"We only have one left-back now and he is only 19, so we will see what we can do.
"Ben did well in pre-season and he did great against Sunderland, but he is 19 — you can't put so much responsibility on his shoulders.
"We can't go out and buy someone, but we need someone. We will have to wait and see what possibilities we have.
"What happens if Ben gets an injury or a little flu or whatever? We need an extra player."