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Snubbed Celtic defender Adam Matthews wishes Wales luck on Twitter ahead of Israel tie

The Celtic defender has not been called up to the Wales squad.

Celtic defender Adam Matthews has been on the Tweet this afternoon. Of course he would rather be elsewhere. The Welsh defender was left out of the most recent squad by manager Chris Coleman, with Chris Gunter, Jazz Richards, Adam Henley and Sam Ricketts preferred to the 23-year-old.

Matthews, who has 12 caps to his name, has not played for Wales since a 6-1 defeat to Serbia in November 2013. He was last called up to the Wales squad in November last year for the fixture against Belgium.

He has played 33 games for Celtic this season but regardless of that he has again been overlooked by Coleman, with Championship defenders preferred to the Scottish Premiership star.

He has, however, had a few injury problems this month, spending an unfortunate amount of time on the sidelines. 

But he is still backing his pals and the Welsh national team to come good over their Israeli opponents later today. He Tweeted this message to the team:

Matthews will hope to get back in the Wales fold in the near future. In fairness to Coleman, he was not performing at the level expected in his previous outings for his nation, so the enforced sabbatical is fair game.

But if he can find some good form for Celtic, he should find himself back in the team with no worries.

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