Ben Davies: Wales defender fit to face Ukraine

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Highlights: Wales 1-1 N Ireland
International friendly: Ukraine v Wales
Date: Monday, 28 March Venue: Olympic Stadium, Kiev Kick-off: 19:00 BST
Coverage: Live on BBC Two Wales, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary.

Ben Davies is fit to face Ukraine on Monday in Wales' penultimate friendly before Euro 2016.

The Tottenham Hotspur defender suffered a head injury in their Europa League loss to Borussia Dortmund on 17 March.

Wales manager Chris Coleman has confirmed Davies, who missed the 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland, is in his plans for the game in Kiev.

Walsall's Tom Bradshaw could make his debut against Ukraine, but Andrew Crofts is back with Gillingham.

Coleman says midfielder Crofts will have more game time with his club while forward Bradshaw is over injury to earn his chance.

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Davies' former Swansea City colleague Neil Taylor also missed the draw with Northern Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium, while forward Hal Robson-Kanu has been ruled out of both Wales' March warm-up games.

Forward Gareth Bale has been left out of the squad in a joint decision between the Football Association of Wales and his club, Real Madrid.

Wales are also without Aaron Ramsey, James Collins, Andy King and David Edwards through injury and illness.

Another left-back option, Newcastle's Paul Dummett, was not named in the original squad after suffering a setback in his return from a hamstring injury.

Coleman insists the Ukraine game is not the last chance for his players to impress before he names his tournament squad, although he says he is close to knowing who will go to France.

Monday's game is the last Wales before Coleman names his 23 man squad for the finals.

"In the main, I kind of know, but football being football it loves to spring a surprise and who's to say there won't be one with us providing everything is okay?," said Coleman.

"There could be an injury, God forbid, and somebody may be called in hence that's why, in these two friendlies we need to see what we've got."

Ukraine 'a good test'

Davies said: "These games are very important. There's a lot of places in the squad up for grabs.

"I think some boys staked a very good claim. There were some good performances from the boys that came on and these are games where you have to show what you can do.

"Ukraine is a good test for us. They're a top team and we're aware of what they can bring to the game."

Wales finish their preparations against Sweden on 5 June, before their Euro 2016 campaign in France starts against Slovakia six days later.

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