West Ham’s Collins called into Wales squad

Wales boss Chris Coleman has called James Collins into his injury-hit squad for Friday’s World Cup qualifier with Macedonia.

Wales boss Chris Coleman has called James Collins into his injury-hit squad for Friday’s World Cup qualifier with Macedonia.

The West Ham United will link up with the Dragons at the Vale of Glamorgan training complex after Swansea City’s Ashley Williams pulled out with an ankle injury.

Coleman says there is no ill-feeling with Collins despite the centre-back refusing to be called up since September.

"I was disappointed in James. I like James, he's a good man, but my job and how I see it and with the importance of players turning up for any Wales game - I didn't like that,” he said.

"I told James that on the phone. I wasn't happy that he wouldn't be considered as a stand-by to be called into the squad. My stance hasn't changed on that and it won't change. He got it wrong in my eyes."

 
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