Wales midfielder Ramsey could be available for Ireland clash

Wales midfielder Ramsey could be available for Ireland clash

Wales coach Ryan Giggs has revealed midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be available for the Nations League encounter matches. 

Ramsey was ruled out of Thursday's friendly match against England with Giggs insisting Wales have followed coronavirus protocols correctly. Juventus' entire squad went into 'fiduciary isolation' after two members of their non-playing staff tested positive for Covid-19. Six players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, have left Juve 'bubble' to feature for the countries. 

"Aaron has just followed the protocols he’s told," Giggs said. 

"We expect him to be available for the Nations League games on Sunday (Republic of Ireland) and Wednesday (Bulgaria) and are finalizing when he will come over. We’ve backed that up and I don’t know the situations of any other countries." 

On facing England

Wales are yet to beat England at Wembley Stadium since 1977 but have gone for nine matches without a defeat since a loss to Hungary in June 2019

"We want to keep that momentum going. We know England could put out two or three teams, but I’ve got a great group of players," he explained. 

Wales are without Ramsey, Gareth Bale, and Joe Allen for their first clash with England since Euro 2016.

"The strength in depth is going to be tested, but it’s up to the players to stay in the team. We’ve got three games in a short space of time, so everyone has been juggling. We’ve got to have one eye on Sunday.”

Manchester United winger Daniel James has been suffering from a stomach bug, but Giggs said all Wales players have tested negative for coronavirus.

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