A UNIVERSITY of Worcester student has been called up to the Wales futsal squad.

Chris Bright, 28, heads to Newry, Northern Ireland, for the Futsal Home Nations Championships from Friday until Sunday.

This will be his first time with the squad after a two-year absence due to injury.

“I’m delighted to have been selected,” said the Redditch man.

“It’s always an honour to be selected by your country and it's even more special knowing the journey I’ve been on with injury in the last year or two.”

Bright was part of the Wales team who won the tournament in late 2016 but suffered a broken bone in his foot during the matches which led to a year on the sidelines.

Since joining the university last year he has been building up his fitness.

The tournament sees Wales face England, Scotland and the hosts.

Bright has received a sports scholarship from the university.

He said: “I played in the inaugural home nations in 2016 and actually suffered my broken metatarsal in the tournament so this is like rewriting the history for me.

"I want to say a huge thank you to the university who have supported the comeback from injury with sports therapy support, strength and conditioning coaching and the opportunity to play within the university’s futsal performance programme.

"It’s played a huge role in getting back into the squad.”

He plays for Worcester’s futsal club in the British Universities and Colleges Sport League.

Earlier this year he was one of two city students selected for the England Universities squad.

Bright, who is type one diabetic, has also founded support network The Diabetes Football Community.