Bale ‘ready to go’ for Wales

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Gareth Bale says he is ready for Wales’ Euro 2016 qual­i­fiers against Bos­nia-Herze­gov­ina and An­dorra af­ter re­cov­er­ing from in­jury.

Real Madrid’s Bale hurt his calf on 15 Septem­ber, but came on as a sub­sti­tute in the 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid.

The 26-year-old was named Welsh player of the year for a record fifth time on Mon­day.

“I have pre­pared well for the last cou­ple of weeks with my re­hab. We are all on board, ready to go,” he said.

“The calf is okay. “It was a nice 20 min­utes to open it up and get the legs go­ing ready for the next two games.”

Wales face Bos­nia away in Zenica on Satur­day, 10 Oc­to­ber and host An­dorra at Cardiff City Sta­dium the fol­low­ing Tues­day.

Chris Coleman’s team are un­beaten at the top of Group B and need one point to qual­ify for next sum­mer’s Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship fi­nals in France.

Bale has scored six of Wales’ nine goals in qual­i­fy­ing to spear­head their bid to reach the fi­nals of a ma­jor tour­na­ment for the first time since the 1958 World Cup.

“We have been work­ing hard for many years to be in this po­si­tion,” Bale added.

“We have all been play­ing with each other for six to eight years. The man­ager has come in and been amaz­ing.”

Gareth Bale

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