To see Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward among the final 26 Wales players going to the World Cup, was no big surprise. He has been a steady driver for his country over the past six years since making his debut in 2016.
Signed by Leicester from Liverpool in 2018 for a fee of £12million, and being number two behind Kasper Schmeichel until his move to Nice in front of this season. Ward has been the preferred first choice at Leicester this season and expected to play a major part in the Qatar tournement.
Despite not being a first team regular at Leicester most of his 26 caps for Wales has been coming during that time at Leicester. He was earlier part of the Wales Euro squads in 2016 and 2020.
His form at Leicester is also on a positive climb, having had a struggling ride for the first games letting in a great number of goals something that allerted Wales manager Rob Page who decided to play experienced Nottingham Forest reserve Wayne Hennessey.
To see Danny Ward in the group of Wales players was as we said no surprise, and not really Chris Gunter either, but again representing a club at League 2 level is not the ideal place to be, when you are competing for a place in a World Cup squad.
We are of course very pleased to see Ward in there and also Gunter, as the 33 year old Wimbledon defender can add to his 109 caps. A phenomenal tally and fantastic record, so pleased for him finally getting that thrill of being part of a World Cup squad.
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