REGAN Poole can’t wait to get out to France as Wales’ youngsters step up their preparations ahead of next week’s Toulon Tournament.

Rob Page’s squad met up at their team base at the Vale Resort on Wednesday afternoon as they look ahead to their first appearance in the competition.

Wales kick off their campaign against hosts France on Tuesday before further group games against Bahrain next Friday and Ivory Coast on Monday, June 5.

This will be the 45th edition of Toulon and with Wales featuring for the first time, excitement is building within the camp ahead of the trip to the south of France.

Former Newport County AFC star Poole made his senior debut for Manchester United during the second half of last season and has featured prominently for the club’s under-23 side.

And the 18-year-old says confidence is high in the camp ahead of the trip to Toulon.

“It’s great to be back with the squad,” he said. “We have a good group here and we get on so well.

“That shows on the training pitch and the gaffer has been really good with us so far in the first couple of days and that bodes well.

“We are such a confident group with some really talented players, but I think we’ll do well.

“It will be a great experience for everyone to go to France and especially to have France in our group as well,” he added.

“It’s a tough way to start the competition, we all know that, but we’re looking forward to it and we’re ready for it.

“France have a little advantage of being on their own turf but we’re looking forward to going over there and giving them a good test.”

West Bromwich Albion's Tyler Roberts said: “Toulon is a prestigious tournament but we aren’t going there to make up the numbers – we are going there to compete and we feel strong as a group.”