Coleman could call on Allen, but Ledley may not be risked

Wales manager Chris Coleman during the Press Conference

Coleman looks set to turn to Joe Allen for Wales's Euro 2016 opener with Slovakia this weekend.

Wales' Joe Ledley, Hal Robson Kanu and Joe Allen before the gameWales' Joe Ledley, Hal Robson Kanu and Joe Allen before the game

Wales boss Chris Coleman is set to hand a starting place to Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen for his side's Euro 2016 opener with Slovakia on Saturday, but may decide against risking Joe Ledley, according to Wales Online.

Coleman has received a major boost ahead of his team's crunch clash, with Ledley, Allen and Hal Robson-Kanu all making returns to full training.

Having been impressed by the trio's progress, Coleman admits they could all feature for his side, who will appear in their first major tournament since 1958, with Allen expected to be started from the off at the Stade de Bordeaux.

Wales manager Chris Coleman during the Press ConferenceWales manager Chris Coleman during the Press Conference

Meanwhile, despite making a speedy recovery from a recent leg fracture, Ledley is unlikely to be risked for a full 90 minutes, although Coleman insists the Crystal Palace star still has a role to play in his side's campaign.

He told Wales Online: “I think it is fair to say you can’t really see Joe (Ledley) playing 90. But can he play a part? Yes. At the minute. He is integrated with the rest of the team and done what they have with the rest in training. He could play a part, both Joes and Hal. Unless there is a real bad reaction between now and the weekend.

Liverpool's Joe Allen warms up before the matchLiverpool's Joe Allen warms up before the match

“But with Joe Allen we know the role he plays in the side and what he can do in that pivot, but also he had more football than others at the end of the season with Liverpool in Europe. He is further down the line in terms of being ready to start a game – and he is integral to how we want to play.”

Coleman will be desperate to have his best possible side available for Saturday's contest, with Slovakia already proving a dangerous proposition, having claimed an impressive 3-1 friendly win over World Cup holders Germany on May 29th.

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