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Wales midfielder Joe Ledley is lined up for remarkable return

By Phil Blanche

Published 08/06/2016

Lotta bottle: Joe Ledley has battled back quickly from broken leg
Lotta bottle: Joe Ledley has battled back quickly from broken leg

Joe Ledley is on schedule to complete an amazing recovery from a broken leg after being "fully integrated" back into Wales training at their Brittany base.

Ledley fractured his left leg playing for Crystal Palace on May 7, but the midfielder could now be given the all-clear to play against Slovakia in Wales' Euro 2016 opener on Saturday.

Fellow midfielder Joe Allen and striker Hal Robson-Kanu have also returned to training after missing the 3-0 weekend friendly defeat in Sweden.

"Joe has been on the pitch, doing everything the rest of the players are doing," said Wales manager Chris Coleman of Ledley's progress.

"If you get a kick on it, that is a question mark. But he has done exactly the same session, same duration, everything the same as the other players. He is good."

Allen was a late substitute in Liverpool's 3-1 Europa League final defeat to Sevilla on May 18, but he has since been troubled by a knee problem.

Robson-Kanu suffered an ankle injury during Wales' pre-Euros training camp in Portugal two weeks ago.

"All three came through a session yesterday, they are fully integrated with the squad and it is positive news," said Coleman.

"We are monitoring them daily, but all three are good.

"They are training with the squad, we expect them there again tomorrow and if it stays the same they will be available for the weekend."

Wales open their campaign - their first match at a first major tournament for 58 years - in Bordeaux.

Slovakia drew 0-0 at home to Northern Ireland in their final Euro 2016 warm-up game on Saturday night.

Wales face England tomorrow week before tackling Russia.

Belfast Telegraph

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