Wales missing Ledley for Israel clash

Date published: Saturday 5th September 2015 2:16

Joe Ledley: Midfielder could make remarkable comeback

Joe Ledley: Midfielder could make remarkable comeback

Wales midfielder Joe Ledley has failed to shrug off a hamstring injury ahead of Sunday’s European Championship qualifying clash at home to Israel.

The Crystal Palace man sat out Thursday’s crucial 1-0 win in Cyprus with the injury he sustained in training and Nottingham Forest’s David Vaughan has been called into the squad.

Vaughan could get the nod to anchor the midfield with David Edwards dropping to the bench, meanwhile Chris Coleman will assess James Chester following a recent hamstring problem as Wales go for the win that will cement their place at next summer’s Euro 2016 finals and end a 58-year wait for the nation to play at a major championship.

“We all know what the possibilities are and what it’s going to be like,” said Coleman, whose Wales side have picked up 17 points from seven games in Group B.

“There’s going to be a fantastic atmosphere but we mustn’t get caught up in it because if you do that you stop thinking about what got you there in the first place.

“We’ll stick to the game plan and I’m not bothered about the performance being remembered for loads of goals and lots of excitement.

“If that’s the case and we came out on top, great, but we’ll stick to what we’ve been working on and stay calm and focused.”

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