Swans skipper to face Belgium

28 Jun

Swansea skipper Ashley Williams is expected to be fit for Wales when they take on Belgium in their Euro 2016 quarter-final clash.


Swansea: Swans skipper to face BelgiumSwansea: Swans skipper to face Belgium

Williams damaged his shoulder during the closing stages of Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland in Paris on Saturday.

But Williams was able to complete the last-16 win and Wales manager Chris Coleman dismissed reports that his captain had suffered a dislocated shoulder at the Parc des Princes.


“We think it was when he fell after he collided with Jonny (Williams),” said Coleman. “He landed on his hand with a straight arm which was a bit of an impact on his shoulder.

“He’s a bit bruised and sore, but he’ll be fine and we’ll get him on the grass as soon as we can. It probably won’t be for the next day or two, but he is not a worry or a doubt and I would be surprised if he doesn’t make the game.”

James Collins was ready to replace Williams in Paris, but the Swansea centre-back stayed on the field as Wales saw out the game.

“Ash being Ash he didn’t want to come off and we were right,” said Coleman. “He thrives on it. All players at the top level want to play against top teams, where the excitement is, and Ash is no different.”

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