The international break is over and perhaps Aberdeen winger Ryan Hedges will have hoped to have been a bit busier over the past week on Wales duty.

He was part of Ryan Giggs’ Wales squad for a Euro 2020 qualifier against Azerbaijan and a friendly against Belarus. It was a reward for good form with the Dons, having scored twice in three Premiership matches.

Wales won their two matches over the past week. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Hedges didn’t appear once though, watching from the bench as Wales beat their opponents 2-1 and 1-0.

Aberdeen will be quietly smiling about Hedges’ Wales involvement

This is quite disappointing for Hedges. He’ll have been happy with the call-up, but perhaps he would’ve expected some action, especially in the Belarus game.

It was a nothing friendly match, yet Giggs opted against giving everyone a runout.

Giggs went for a strong team. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Perhaps Aberdeen will be quietly happy about this. Playing in these games always runs the risk of injury and a player missing domestic action.

Last year for example, Mikey Devlin picked up an injury whilst on Scotland duty (Evening Express). It ruled him out for a number of weeks, limiting Derek McInnes’ centre-back options.

They’ll have a fresh Hedges back instead, which will be a boost for McInnes. The winger has impressed so far at Pittodrie since arriving from Barnsley, with dribbling ability and pace clear strengths of his.

Hedges has been good so far this term. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

It’s disappointing for the winger on a personal note though. He’ll have to keep working hard to try and impress Giggs before their next set of matches next month.

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