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Coleman assures Villa's Collins over Wales future

Wales manager Chris Coleman has omitted Aston Villa defender James Collins from the squad to face Mexico in New Jersey later this month. However, Coleman is assuring the 28 year old he still has an international future.

"James Collins has lost his place with Ashley Williams being really the mainstay and Darcy Blake has done well at international level," he said.

"They haven't done anything wrong there. James has had a long hard season, he has had a few niggles.

"I know all about James. I'm not going to learn anything from James. I'm not going to learn anything from Danny or Robert in this game.

"I may learn other things from players I don't know so well. I spoke to Robbie and Danny and they are fine.

"It's not me burning bridges with these experienced players. On the contrary they are very much part of our make-up and squad going forward."

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