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Coleman on fence in Ramsey debate

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Wales manager Chris Coleman says he can see the debate from both sides when it comes to Aaron Ramsey filling a wide role or central midfield position for FA Cup finalists Arsenal.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has played Wales star Ramsey in wider positions this year, with the player himself publicly declaring he prefers to occupy the middle ground.

And while Coleman claims he would not consider Ramsey as a winger in Wales colours unless circumstances dictated otherwise, he also understands Wenger's position.

In my opinion, he does all his best work for Wales in the centre.

Offensively, he starts in the centre, but he is a player who goes everywhere. He can end up wide. But it is different when you haven't got the ball. As a wide player, the job is different.

Yes, I can understand his (Ramsey's) frustrations, but I can also understand why Wenger may play him out there.

If you look at his physical statistics, he does the most high-intensity running because his engine is incredible.

So he can do the miles, he can get forward and back, so I can see why Wenger has maybe done that.

I can see it from both sides. But for us, I wouldn't (play him wide) unless I really absolutely had to."

– Chris Coleman, Wales Manager


Injury blow for Wales ahead of Rugby World Cup

Wales centre Jonathan Davies has ruled himself out of this year's Rugby World Cup with a knee injury.

Wales' Jonathan Davies will not play at the Rugby World Cup. Credit: PA

In a statement the WRU said Davies has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament which ruled him out of the tournament.

The 27-year-old, who has played 48 times for Wales, suffered the injury for his club side Clermont Auvergne against Montpellier and will undergo surgery in the coming days.

The Welsh Rugby Union and Clermont medical teams have been in constant dialogue and Davies is likely to be unavailable for 6-7months.

It’s a disappointment for Jonathan and for us, but the advice is for him to have the surgery straight away.

– Warren Gatland


Coleman to announce squad to face Belgium

Wales manager Chris Coleman Credit: PA

Wales Team manager Chris Coleman will announce his squad later for next month's crucial World Cup qualifier against Belgium.

But some of the attention will likely to be focused on Gareth Bale's form for Real Madrid going into the game.

The striker recently faced criticism from Real Madrid fans after the team's Champions League exit.

Swans defeated in final match of Premier League

Swansea City have lost their last game in the Premier League against Crystal Palace.

Garry Monk this afternoon at Selhurst Park Credit: PA

It's been a record-breaking season for the Swans, who were guaranteed to secure eighth place regardless of what happened today at Selhurst Park.

While it may not have been the result they wanted, today's loss has failed to take the gloss off an impressive campaign under boss Garry Monk,

The final score was Crystal Palace 1, Swansea City 0.

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