Coleman names Ledley in Wales’ Euro 2016 squad

Date published: Tuesday 31st May 2016 2:42

Joe Ledley

Joe Ledley has been named in Wales’ squad for Euro 2016 after recovering from breaking his leg earlier this month.

Crystal Palace midfielder Ledley suffered the injury following a tackle by Stoke’s Charlie Adam on May 7, and subsequently missed the FA Cup final against Manchester United.

Sunderland full-back Adam Matthews misses out after ending the season on loan at Bristol City, as does Newcastle’s Paul Dummett and Wigan midfielder Emyr Huws.

“We’re trying to get a squad that’s going to be well balanced. It was very difficult, some of the decisions, very tight calls. We think it’s a solid strong squad. We’re looking at where players are physically and mentally at the end of a long tough season,” manager Chris Coleman said.

“[Ledley] trained on the grass, albeit with the medical team, and looked good. His intent is incredible. He played a big part in this campaign. He’s a big part of this squad and this team.

“[Joe] Allen had a little knock in training and at the moment we’re not in a position where we need to gamble, and we’re looking at it with both players as a positive.”

Squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Owain Fon Williams

Defenders: Chris Gunter, James Chester, Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Neil Taylor, James Collins, Jazz Richards

Midfielders: Joe Allen, Joe Ledley, Aaron Ramsey, Andy King, David Edwards, Jonny Williams, David Vaughan, George Williams

Forwards: Gareth Bale, Hal Robson-Kanu, Sam Vokes, Simon Church, David Cotterill

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