Liverpool goalkeeper and Huddersfield Town transfer target Danny Ward could be about to extend his Euro 2016 dream.
Wales no.1 Wayne Hennessey missed the opening game with Slovakia after suffering a back spasm, meaning Ward was called upon to deputise in his place.
And with Hennessey missing from the training session in Dinard on Monday as Chris Coleman's focus switches to the crucial meeting with England, the 22-year-old could be set for a second consecutive start.
Ward is firmly on Town's radar for a season-long loan switch from Anfiield , but any deal would have to wait until after he returns from France.
But David Wagner will have been heartened by the stopper's performance between the sticks against Slovakia, which drew praise from boss Coleman.
He said: “Danny stepped up and, to come in to that atmosphere and perform like that, I thought he was outstanding.”
The Wales manager was hopeful that Hennessey's injury would settle in time for the stopper to be able to feature against Roy Hodgson's England on Thursday, adding: “He’s devastated to miss the first game, but we were not in a position where we could take a chance with him.
“He’s had it before and he has recovered quite quickly, so we’re hoping over the next 24 to 48 hours we will monitor it and see.
“Hopefully he can play some part on Thursday.”
But with preparations for the clash in Lens now ramping up, Ward will be ready if called upon.
Speaking after the win against Slovakia which, coupled with England's draw against Russia means Wales are top of Group B, he said: "I knew he was struggling with his injury, but that's what we're trained to do.
"You've got to make sure you prepare right and you're ready when the chance comes.
"Whether you have a week to think about it or a couple of hours, it's still going to be a big thing.
"It was a very proud moment but straight away you switch into game mode."
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Town have already confirmed the signing of keeper Joel Coleman from Oldham Athletic , but are searching for a second senior keeper with Joe Murphy's injury possibly keeping him out until October.
Ward had a successful loan spell with Aberdeen last season and usurped Adam Bogdan as Jurgen Klopp's back-up stopper in the closing months of last season, but minutes look to be at a premium with Liverpool next term following the addition of Loris Karius.