Next Game

Andorra v Wales

Tuesday, 09 September 2014, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group B

Last Game

Holland 2 - 0 Wales

Wednesday, 04 June 2014, 19:30

International Match

Collins stand angers Coleman

Chris Coleman has criticised James Collins for declining to join up with the Wales squad for Tuesday's defeat to Serbia.

Last Updated: 11/09/13 at 21:04 Post Comment

James Collins: Rejected Coleman's call

James Collins: Rejected Coleman's call

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Collins was not included in Coleman's squad for the World Cup qualifying double-header against Macedonia and the Serbs.

But with Ashley Williams suspended and Sam Ricketts injured for the second game, the Wales boss turned to the experienced centre-half. But Collins rejected the approach.

Coleman said: "James explained to me that he didn't want to come into the squad after being on stand-by because psychologically he was disappointed. But that's not the attitude I'm looking for."

Swansea left-back Ben Davies was pressed into a central role alongside Danny Gabbidon as a result, as Wales ended up suffering a 3-0 reverse, their heaviest home loss for seven years.

"I'd rather someone turns around to me and says, 'I should be in the squad, you got it wrong and I'm going to roll my sleeves up to prove you wrong'. That's what I'm looking for and I didn't get that," added Coleman.

"James Collins is not the reason we lost. The reason we lost is we were outplayed by a better team and we didn't perform and that's something we need to look at."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Nikola Zigic's agent confirms Arsenal's interest

The agent of ex-Birmingham striker Nikola Zigic has told SPORT that Arsenal have expressed an interest in his client.

Premier League: Crystal Palace unveil Neil Warnock as new manager

Neil Warnock has returned to Crystal Palace after being named as the new manager on a two-year deal.

Manchester United signing Angel di Maria claims he was forced out of Real Madrid

Manchester United signing Angel di Maria has claimed he never wanted to leave Real Madrid.

Mail Box

Should Kagawa Play Ahead Of Mata?

That's one question posed in the afternoon mailbox, although it looks like the Japanese playmaker could soon be on his way. Plus, tipping Palace to go down under Warnock...

Well, This Isn't Going That Well Is It?

Plenty of fall out from Manchester United's shambolic 4-0 League Cup defeat, plus thoughts on Van Persie, Arsenal strikers, Benik Afobe, Celtic and Astroturf...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property