Cole­man ends Evans’ hopes of im­me­di­ate re­turn for Wales

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Wales coach Chris Cole­man has ended Ched Evans’ hopes of an im­me­di­ate re­turn to the squad af­ter the striker was found not guilty of rape. Evans made 13 ap­pear­ances for Wales be­fore he was con­victed of rape in April 2012 and served 2½ years in prison be­fore be­ing re­leased. His rape con­vic­tion was over­turned in April fol­low­ing an ap­peal and he was ac­quit­ted on Oct. 14 af­ter an eight-day re­trial. The 27-year-old Evans has re­sumed his ca­reer at third-tier English club Ch­ester­field and has scored four goals in 12 games this sea­son. Cole­man says that “from a foot­ball per­spec­tive, a lot needs to hap­pen” for Evans to get a re­call be­cause he needs to be “at least play­ing at the high­est level and do­ing the busi­ness at the high­est level.”

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