Wales may be about to have their first shot at World Cup glory in 64 years, but manager Robert Page, is already looking to a future built around the likes of Bennan Johnson. As Page prepares for the do-or-die play-off against either Scotland or Ukraine, he also has a mind on the younger generation. The caretaker boss - whose own deal with Wales only runs as far as the end of the World Cup campaign - has heaped praise on fit-again Kieffer Moore, and believes he can bring something different to the team, but has stressed the importance of preparing the younger players in the squad for the future of Welsh football.
"It's what we have been training for and preparing for a long time, so it’s both nerve-wracking and exciting.” Those are the words of Welsh rhythmic gymnast Gemma Frizelle as she and her team-mates prepare for a massive next three weeks. First up is the Rhythmic Gymnastics British Championships in Telford this weekend, followed a fortnight later by the Welsh Championships in Cardiff.
Tesni Evans faces the biggest task in women’s squash on Tuesday night when takes on world No.1 Nouran Gohar at the World Championships. Welsh No.1 Evans – who is seeded 13 at the tournament in Cairo – has shown good form so far in overcoming Poland’s Karina Tyma and Coline Aumard of France in reaching the last 16. But she will have to produce the form of her life to unseat Gohar in front of her home Egyptian fans at the Club S Allegria.
Matthew Maynard insists Glamorgan are still reaping the rewards of a positive approach to their County Championship campaign despite their latest defeat. The Welsh county lost by 58 runs to Durham in a match they looked well placed to win at the start of the final day. Instead, they were bowled out for just 137 with England Test hopeful Matty Potts taking 7-40, to leave Glamorgan in third place in Division Two with two wins, two defeats and two draws from their opening six matches.
By Rob Carbon The last time David Edwards was involved in a semi-final was for Wales against Portugal in the Euros in 2016. Five years on the former Wolves midfielder will be in the thick of the action tonight (Friday) when Bala Town take on Connah’s Quay Nomads in the Nathaniel MG... Read More
Neco Williams Rubs Shoulders With Liverpool A-Listers . . . And Is Ready For Wales Euro Star Billing
Rising Liverpool star Neco Williams believes the form that has put him on the radar of Ryan Giggs and Wales stems from the sky high standards he faces just to get a game at club level. The Wales Under 18 international has been part of the first-team training set up... Read More
Sam Ricketts has followed the lead of Michael Flynn in leaving a big Welsh imprint on this season’s FA Cup. A year after Flynn’s Newport County dumped Leicester City and Middlesbrough out of the competition, former Wales defender Ricketts – now Shrewsbury Town manager - masterminded an astonishing comeback against... Read More
Neil Harris admitted he was looking for something more comfortable than Cardiff City's thrilling 4-3 replay victory at Carlisle in the FA Cup. Aden Flint scored twice to secure the Bluebirds a fourth-round tie at Championship rivals Reading, but League Two strugglers Carlisle gave them a scare along the way.... Read More
Luke Summerfield, a 31-year-old midfield player from Dartmoor in Devon, has committed to Wrexham for 2019-20. Ivybridge-born Summerfield, who started his playing career with local club Plymouth Argyle, made 37 appearances for the Dragons last season and scored twice. "Luke made it clear he wanted to stay at the club and the... Read More
Sam Ricketts was told to stay away from Wrexham’s goalless Emirates FA Cup tie against Newport County at the Racecourse. The Dragons manager is tipped to be appointed Shrewsbury manager and the club’s directors told him to stay away. Coaches Graham Barrow, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Carl Darlington took charge of the team,... Read More