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Chris Coleman resigned to being without Joe Allen for Georgia game

Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

Wales face another World Cup midfield headache with Joe Allen set to miss Sunday's home game against Georgia.

Arsenal playmaker Aaron Ramsey has yet to feature in this campaign because of a hamstring injury, and Allen joined the casualty list during Thursday's 2-2 draw with Austria in Vienna.

Stoke midfielder Allen kept up his goalscoring touch for club and country with a superb 22nd-minute strike, but limped off early in the second half after feeling a twinge in his hamstring.

We could have gambled and kept him on, but we don't want to do that. He'll be assessed over the next 24-48 hours and it's how he reacts, but if we see anything on the scan we won't gamble.

He is Stoke's player and we have to respect that. We probably won't have Joe (against Georgia) and we already don't have Rambo, but that's how it is.

Have we got enough without them? Yes, we have, so we won't be making excuses.

– Chris Coleman, Wales Manager