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Coleman: Bale could be rested

Chris Coleman admits he would be prepared to allow Gareth Bale to sit out Wales friendlies in the future as he seeks to nurture a strong working relationship with Real Madrid.

To be fair to him, in my two years the only friendly he missed was against Mexico with a back injury. He was there for the games against Bosnia and Austria.

But he's playing a lot of games in Madrid. We have to look at it long-term as well.

If he's fighting fit then great, we expect him to be here. If he's fatigued, then we might rest him.

He's going to get a lot of extra attention and if he's feeling fatigued or tired, physically or mentally, as much as I want him on the pitch maybe, depending on who we are playing against in a friendly, we could rest him.

– Wales manager Chris Coleman



Coleman extends Wales deal

Chris Coleman will be staying around. Credit: PA

Wales manager Chris Coleman has signed a new deal to keep him in charge of the nation until the end of the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Coleman calls on City teenager

Wales have added Lewis Price, Owain Tudur Jones and Emyr Huws to their squad for Saturday's friendly against Finland at Cardiff City Stadium.

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Price and midfield duo Jones and Huws, of Hibernian and Manchester City respectively, have been called up after Boaz Myhill, David Vaughan and Andrew Crofts pulled out.

Hartson resigns as Wales assistant coach

John Hartson has resigned as Wales assistant coach with immediate effect, the Welsh FA has confirmed.

The ex-international striker served under Chris Coleman during the recent World Cup qualifying campaign, and has cited other commitments as a reason why he cannot continue in the role.

I have enjoyed every moment of my time with Wales. Everyone knows how passionate I am about my country.

The work I now do as a pundit for the BBC is taking up more and more of my time.

With another child on the way I need to spend some time with my growing family. I have learnt a lot working with Chris (Coleman), Kit (Symons) and Osian (Roberts).

I wish them and the players all the best for the future and really hope they qualify for the UEFA European Championships in 2016.

– John Hartson, stepping down.
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