Danny Ward makes first Wales start in Euro 2016 clash against Slovakia

11 June 2016

Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward makes his first start for Wales in their Euro 2016 opening match against Slovakia (5pm BST kick off).

Ward, who has played twice as substitute for Chris Coleman’s side previously, comes into the side due to first-choice keeper Wayne Hennessey suffering a back injury.

Ward’s inclusion means there’s three Reds on show in the first group C match, with Joe Allen in midfield for Wales and Martin Skrtel captaining Slovakia.

Wales: Ward; Gunter, Chester, A Williams, Davies, Taylor; Edwards, Allen, Ramsey, J Williams; Bale.

Slovakia: Kozacik; Pekarik, Skrtel, Durica, Svento; Mak, Kucka, Hrosovsky, Hamsik, Weiss; Duris.

Wales’ game is followed by England vs. Russia (8pm BST kick off), where five Liverpool players are in contention to start for Roy Hodgson’s side.

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