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Coleman will take Wales job stressing continuity

Chris Coleman will today be named as the new Wales manager, entrusted with succeeding Gary Speed, who committed suicide two months ago. The former Fulham manager was the overwhelming choice of the Football Association of Wales.

Wales name Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey in squad

Captain Aaron Ramsey and winger Gareth Bale will face an interesting reception from Wales' supporters after being named in Gary Speed's squad for the upcoming friendly against Norway in Cardiff.

Djourou embraces the view from right-back

The giant claret-coloured sign on the banking at Stade Vélodrome on Wednesday night, proclaiming "Come on you Irons", was not the only surprising banner at Marseilles' stadium. Hoisted on the Arsenal end was the call, "We want Eboué back." This reference to Emmanuel Eboué, who moved to Turkish club Galatasaray in the summer after a mixed six years at Arsenal, could hardly have imbued Carl Jenkinson with confidence. It took on greater significance, however, when Bacary Sagna's understudy limped off with a knee injury leaving Arsenal without a recognised right-back.

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Ricketts determined to raise game for England

Sam Ricketts is confident Wales can match England next month despite a poor start to the Gary Speed era. Speed's first match as Wales manager ended in a limp 3-0 defeat as his side capitulated in the second half of their Carling Nations Cup opener against the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday night.

Wenger says Arsenal won't target Shawcross

Arsene Wenger said yesterday that only Aaron Ramsey could forgive Ryan Shawcross for the tackle that broke two bones in the Arsenal midfielder's right leg in February – but that the Stoke City defender will not need a bodyguard tomorrow when he plays at the Emirates for the first time since the incident.