Welshman Dylan Levitt hoping to face Scotland in World Cup play-off final

Manchester United loanee Dylan Levitt is targeting a place in Wales’ World Cup play-off squad where the midfielder is hoping to face Scotland.

The 21-year-old scored his first senior goal, which was the winner, in Dundee United’s 2-1 extra-time Scottish Cup win against Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Following his strike, Tangerines boss Tam Courts tipped the Wales international to reach ‘the very top’ of the game.

The United youngster has flourished during his season-long loan at Tannadice Park and he is hoping his return to fitness will see him named in Robert Page’s Wales squad for the World Cup play-offs in March.

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After missing two months through injury, the United academy graduate has started both of Dundee United’s games in 2022.

If Wales manage to overcome Austria and Scotland get the better of Ukraine, then two of the Home Nations will square off against one and other for a place at this winter’s World Cup in Qatar, and that is something Levitt is hoping comes to fruition.

“I’ve been out for a few weeks but it’s good to be back,” said Levitt to the Courier.

“Hopefully, I’ll be picked for the World Cup games and we can beat Austria.

“I’d then want to win against whoever we face next so we can qualify for the World Cup, but I’d like to face Scotland in the play-off final.”

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While Levitt is keen to build on the 10 caps he has got for his country, he’s rapidly becoming a fan favourite up north.

His first goal for the Tangerines has only added to the outpouring of love the number 19 is receiving.

Dundee United fans have tweaked the Belinda Carlisle 1987 classic ‘Heaven Is a Place on Earth’ to herald Levitt ‘the best on earth.’

Reacting to scoring his first senior goal, Levitt said: “I was surprised by the way they opened up at the goal – I just saw space and kept going and then saw even more space.

“That let me get my finish off and celebrate with the fans. It was amazing because every player wants to score, especially in a cup tie.

“And when you see so many fans at an away day it was a great feeling and I’m really enjoying my time here.”

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Despite receiving the highest of praise from his manager, Levitt is not getting carried away and looking beyond this season.

The Welshman concluded: I’m focusing on this season and not looking beyond that. The manager has said I can go all the way in the game and that’s great to hear.

“It’s good that I’m playing here and I respect the club, staff and fans.

“It’s a positive thing that the club is doing everything they can to push me and the team forward.”

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