1 February

On this day in 1930 goalkeeper, Richard Prytherch Finnegan, won his one and only cap for Wales.

Finnegan was selected for the trip to face Northern Ireland in Belfast on the basis of his perfromances between the sticks for Wrexham after Manchester City refused to release the experienced Bert Gray.

One newspaper of the time described Finnegan’s performances as "straying from brilliant to erratic" and unfortunately for Wales it was the latter which best described his style of play at Celtic Park, Belfast as Wales were thrashed 7-0 by Northern Ireland!

Unsurprisingly he was never selected to play for Wales but his outstanding performances for Wrexham in the Welsh Cup the following season were an integral part of the Robins’ march to the final.

And it was somewhat inevitable that Finnegan could forget about his international nightmare by producing a fabulous goalkeeping display as Wrexham thrashed Shrewsbury Town 7-0 to clinch the trophy!