Rob Page insists Aaron Ramsey is “dead keen” to continue his Wales career and believes none of his senior players will follow Gareth Bale in leaving the international scene.Skipper Bale, Wales’ most capped men’s player and record goal scorer, quit football completely earlier this month with his final games coming at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.There have been question marks over whether Ramsey and Joe Allen – two survivors of the Wales side that reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and who are both 32 – will stick around for the forthcoming European Championship qualifiers.But boss Page, speaking to S4C’s Sgorio programme, said he expects the pair to play in a campaign, which starts away to World Cup semi-finalists Croatia in March.“People have spoken to Aaron.
He’s dead keen,” Page said of the Nice midfielder.“He can’t wait to meet up again. There’s no inclination at all that any senior player will want to retire.“If anything it’s quite the opposite.
Every member of staff I speak to that has had contact, maybe from the medical team just to check on the players, has said that.“Our head of recruitment has been to see Joe Allen a couple of times and he’s probably playing his best football at the minute.“That’s great for us coming into March because he was injured going into the World Cup.
We’ll see a different Joe Allen again barring any injury.”After Wales’ poor performances in Qatar, where they scored just once – a Bale penalty – and finished bottom of their group with one point from three games, Page plans to make changes, both in the playing squad and on his backroom staff.Veterans such as Chris Gunter and Jonny Williams, who both play in League Two, are set to be jettisoned in favour of younger and more athleticRead more on independent.co.uk