OXFORD United youngster Louis Griffiths made a big impression in Wales’ final game of the European Under-17 Championships.

The 16-year-old was one of 20 players selected in head coach Craig Knight’s squad for the tournament in Cyprus, and had to be patient to get his opportunity.

Wales began their campaign with a 2-0 defeat against Denmark, with Griffiths an unused substitute, and were then beaten 3-0 by Austria in their second Group B clash.

Griffiths was an 82nd minute substitute for Cardiff City youngster Ronan Kpakio, with the loss ending Wales’ hopes at the tournament.

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However, they signed off with a 1-1 draw against Croatia, as Griffiths was handed his first start.

Hajduk Split winger Bruno Durdov gave Croatia the lead midway through the first half, before Derby County youngster Cruz Allen levelled matters for Wales.

Griffiths almost put Wales ahead in the closing stages of the first half, but saw his solo run come to an end with a strong save from Croatia goalkeeper Antonio Rajic.

Another mazy run from Griffiths in the second half saw him make his way to the edge of the six-yard box, however his shot through the legs of Rajic hit the sidenetting.

The result meant both teams were unable to reach the quarter finals, as Austria and Denmark progressed to the knockout stages.

Griffiths became United’s youngest ever player to represent the club when he was introduced from the bench for the final quarter of an hour as the U’s won 3-1 at Northampton Town in the EFL Trophy earlier this season.

That accolade has since been claimed by Leo Snowden, who became the first 15-year-old to play for the U’s first team when he came off the bench against Chelsea Under-21s in the EFL Trophy.