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Collison savours Wales experience

Jack Collison
Jack Collison enjoyed his third outing for the Wales senior side

Jack Collison says he is feeling right at home in the senior Wales squad after winning his third cap in Wednesday night's 1-0 friendly win in Denmark.

The match saw the young West Ham player partner Aaron Ramsey, 17, in midfield.

"All round the team there was a lot of people that I've played quite a bit with," Collison, just 20 himself, said.

"I mean a lot of the Under-21s and also personally James Collins and Craig Bellamy, obviously I've played with them at West Ham."

Wales captain Bellamy's 77th-minute strike earned Wales their victory in the Brondby Stadium, but both Collison and Ramsey impressed.


"Right throughout the team there was a really good mix and the boys did well," said Collison, whose previous caps came in friendlies against Iceland and the Netherlands.

"I just really enjoyed it out there, with the young boys I think you get players going out there and playing without fear.

"Everyone's just looking to do their part to try and cement a place in the team."

Wales were without midfielders Carl Fletcher, Carl Robinson, Jason Koumas, Simon Davies, Joe Ledley and David Vaughan, while defender Danny Gabbidon and striker Rob Earnshaw were also injured.

But with a youthful Wales side claiming the scalp of a well-regarded Denmark side, competition for places will be fierce when they return to World Cup qualifying action.

"Obviously a 1-0 result away from home anywhere is going to be a great result, but especially here in Denmark so we can take a lot of positives out of the game and push on in the qualifiers," Collison added.

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