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Ledley joins Bale in 23-man Wales selection

Injured Joe Ledley has been given a chance to prove his fitness at UEFA EURO 2016, with Chris Coleman including the midfielder in his 23-man Wales selection.

Joe Ledley and Gareth Bale celebrate after Wales sealed their finals place
Joe Ledley and Gareth Bale celebrate after Wales sealed their finals place ©Getty Images

Wales squad for UEFA EURO 2016
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Liverpool), Owain Fon Williams (Inverness).

Defenders: Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Chris Gunter (Reading), Ashley Williams (Swansea), James Chester (West Brom), Ashley Richards (Fulham), James Collins (West Ham).

Midfielders: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace), David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest), Joe Allen (Liverpool), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace), George Williams (Fulham), Andy King (Leicester), Dave Edwards (Wolves).

Forwards: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), Sam Vokes (Burnley), Simon Church (Nottingham Forest), David Cotterill (Birmingham City).

"He's looking good and we think he has a chance for the first game," explained Wales manager Chris Coleman as he included injured midfielder Joe Ledley in his 23-man UEFA EURO 2016 squad.

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The Crystal Palace player suffered a fractured fibula at the end of the domestic season, but Coleman confirmed that he is expected to be fit to play a part in the group stage, noting: "His intent is incredible – he's played a big part in the campaign."

Injuries to youngsters Tom Lawrence, Tom Bradshaw and Adam Henley helped Coleman with his final selection, but there were still difficult conversations to have with youngsters like Emyr Huws, who missed the cut. "Everybody wants to be a part of it, but not everybody can be," Coleman said.

The first name on the sheet was Gareth Bale, and Coleman had nothing but praise for the recent achievement of his talisman. "Two Champions League winners' medals in three years is incredible," he added. "He looked fantastic in the game."

Wales' Group B fixtures
11/06: Wales v Slovakia (Bordeaux)
16/06: England v Wales (Lens)
20/06: Russia v Wales (Toulouse)

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