Photo: Tottenham Hotspur ace Ben Davies returns after injury, plays in unusual position

Tottenham's Ben Davies started for Wales in their loss to Ukraine.

Ben Davies made his return to action for Wales last night after a recent spell on the sidelines.

The defender suffered a concussion early into Tottenham's home defeat in the Europa League to Borussia Dortmund a fortnight ago, and has not featured since.

He sat out Wales' friendly with Northern Ireland on Thursday, but was selected as a starter for their match with Ukraine last night.

Davies was picked in an unusual role, as part of a back three rather than in his usual left-back position.

Wales were missing star man Gareth Bale and lost the game 1-0, with Andriy Yarmolenko scoring the winning goal for the hosts.

While some comments on Davies' display were less than flattering, he did not do too much wrong, and came through all 90 minutes, even having an effort saved late on as Wales pushed for an equaliser.




Davies' return to action is of course good news for Tottenham, but getting back into his club side will not be so easy.

Danny Rose produced a man-of-the-match display for England against Germany on Saturday and is full of confidence, having so far held off the Welshman's challenge for his spot.

Both players will likely be needed during the title run in, and having him back at full health is a welcome development, just don't expect to see him filling in at centre-back.

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