Pardew, Coleman Euro 2016 hope for Joe Ledley

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew insists the club will try to help Joe Ledley regain fitness for Wales' Euro 2016 campaign.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Alan Pardew hopes Crystal Palace and Wales midfielder Joe Ledley has a "fighting chance" of featuring at Euro 2016.

Ledley suffered a fractured fibula during Palace's 2-1 Premier League win over Stoke City earlier this month, ruling him out of Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester United.

Last week Pardew declared the player to be "50/50" in his bid to be fit for a place in Chris Coleman's Wales squad and the manager told a news conference a member of Palace's medical staff will go the extra mile to ensure the 29-year-old makes it to France.

"We have a full roster, other than Joe Ledley," the manager said. "He would have been in the frame [to face United]. It's a terrible shame to miss him.

"When the Welsh team meet up, our physio will go across with them and Joe.

"That should give him a fighting chance for the Euros.

Coleman remains optimistic Ledley can be a part of Wales' first appearance in the finals of a major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.

He told Sky Sports News: "Joe deserves to go because the kid is a top, top advert [for the game], also because he's earned it. He deserves it because he's a good player and an important player.

"We will wait until the last possible moment to make a decision. I'm optimistic and I'm hopeful. But with injuries you never know.

"We had [Wolves midfielder] Dave Edwards, who had an injury after Christmas and got back four weeks earlier than scheduled. What an incredible athletic Dave is.

"Sometimes injuries last longer, so we just have to wait and see, weight everything up."

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Adorable Here's a first photo you'll see of Gyan and wifebullet
2 Private Road Sheyi Adebayor completes road project leading to his...bullet
3 Video Adebayor celebrates construction of private road in Togobullet
4 Breaking News George Afriyie sacked as GFA Vice Presidentbullet
5 Black Stars Huddersfied striker Collin Quaner chooses to play...bullet
6 Sad News Ex-Kotoko & Ghana U20 star dies after collapsing in...bullet
7 GFA President Stop being Issa Hayatou and move on, Sefa Kayi...bullet
8 Bayern Munich Defender We will beat Real Madrid for our...bullet
9 UEFA Champions League Head to head: Bayern Munich vs...bullet
10 UEFA Champions League Real Madrid trio touch down in...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Watch Frank Acheampong 5th goal of the season for Chinese outfitbullet
2 Video Watch how Kotoko defeated Dwarfs 2-1bullet
3 Long Shot Michael Essien's favourite goal for Chelseabullet
4 The Real News with Akrobeto goes International, shows on Real...bullet
5 New Club Gideon Baah's interview after completing move to FC Kairatbullet
6 Video Veteran striker Eric Gawu scores powerful header against...bullet
7 Video Watch how Hearts thrashed Kotoko eaxctly 18 years todaybullet
8 Video This is how Aduana Stars were humiliated in Algeriabullet
9 Didier Drogba Chelsea legend jams to Stonebwoy and...bullet
10 Premier League Pulse Ghana Premier League Team Of The Weekbullet

Football