Cardiff City Stadium

Next Game

Wales v Belgium

Friday, 12 June 2015, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group B

Last Game

Israel 0 - 3 Wales

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group B

Ledley out of Wales squad

Joe Ledley has withdrawn from the Wales squad for Wednesday's international friendly against Iceland.

Last Updated: 04/03/14 at 19:34 Post Comment

Joe Ledley: Pulls out of Wales squad

Joe Ledley: Pulls out of Wales squad

The Crystal Palace midfielder suffered a hip injury in his side's draw with Swansea at the weekend.

He is the second player to pull out of the clash at the Cardiff City Stadium after Charlton forward Simon Church.

"Joe Ledley will be returning to Palace," confirmed manager Chris Coleman.

"He has got a hip problem that never really settled down after Sunday's game. We won't take the chance with Joe."

Wales were already without two other midfielders in Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and David Vaughan, who is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest from Sunderland, due to injury.

On a more positive note, captain Ashley Williams has declared himself fit after a sickness bug curtailed his involvement for Swansea at the weekend.

The defender was sick on the field during the 1-1 draw with Palace before leaving the action after 70 minutes.

Williams said: "I feel better now. I don't know what it was. A few of the boys at Swansea have been ill.

"Saturday night and Sunday were not great for me but the last couple of days I have been okay.

"I have been eating well and resting, so I'm okay."

Star player Gareth Bale has reported fit from Real Madrid and is set to play a full part in the game.

Bale has hit form for the Spanish giants in recent weeks having scored five goals in his last seven games.

Coleman said: "I was never worried about 'Baley'. Here has been here before when he's known he is not going to play and has made the trip anyway to be with us. It is great to have him.

"He was involved in a tough game at the weekend - the Madrid derby was brutal at times.

"My heart was in my mouth on one or two occasions but he has come through that. He is here and raring to go."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho eyes Premier League title defence with new additions

Jose Mourinho may freshen up his Chelsea squad with new faces as the club look to defend their Premier League title next season.

Hull suffer Premier League relegation as Newcastle beat West Ham

Hull City suffered relegation on a goal-laden final day in the Premier League after Newcastle secured a 2-0 victory over West Ham.

Hull 0-0 Manchester United: Steve Bruce's men suffer final-day relegation

Hull City were relegated from the Premier League after they drew 0-0 with Manchester United, who had Marouane Fellaini sent off.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company