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Palace Trio In Wales' Euro 2016 Squad

31 May 2016


Crystal Palace trio Wayne Hennessey, Joe Ledley and Jonny Williams have all been included in Wales' final 23-man squad for Euro 2016.

The news is positive for Ledley who has been included after proving to Chris Coleman that he should be able to play a part in the tournament despite fracturing his leg against Stoke City earlier this month.

However all three Eagles will travel to France under the stewardship of former Palace defender Coleman, which will be the Red Dragons’ first appearance in a major finals since 1958. 

Before then the Red Dragons will take on Sweden in a friendly in Stockholm before settling in Brittany, where they will prepare for their opening game of the tournament against Slovakia in Bordeaux on 11th June. 

Wales will then play England in Lens on 11th June and travel to Toulouse for their final group game against Russia on 20th June.

The three call-ups have lifted Palace’s representatives at the tournament to four, with Yohan Cabaye already included in France’s squad.

On Ledley's selection, Coleman provided on update on the midfielder's availability, saying: "With this type of injury, he's ahead of the curve. We think he's got a good chance for the Slovakia game.

"We can't say he is going to be ready, we don't know that. He's included because of what he brings to the squad.

"He deserves the chance. The conversation is, what stage of the group games will he be available for? 

"He is in the squad because he is looking good. In the last three or four years he has been fantastic for us."

Wales final Euro 2016 squad:
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Owain Fon Williams.

Defenders: Chris Gunter, James Chester, Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Neil Taylor, James Collins, Jazz Richards.

Midfielders: Joe Allen, Joe Ledley, Aaron Ramsey, Andy King, David Edwards, Jonny Williams, David Vaughan, George Williams.

Forwards: Gareth Bale, Hal Robson-Kanu, Sam Vokes, Simon Church, David Cotterill.

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