Aaron Ramsey: Wales midfielder will be fit to face Austria

Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey joined Arsenal from Cardiff City in July, 2008
2018 World Cup qualifiers
Date: Saturday, 2 September Venue: Cardiff City Stadium Kick-off: 19:45 BST
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary.

Aaron Ramsey has been passed fit for Wales' crucial World Cup qualifier against Austria in Cardiff.

Arsenal's Ramsey, 26, trained with Chris Coleman's squad on Wednesday after missing Tuesday's session.

He was substituted at half time of Arsenal's 4-0 defeat at Liverpool following a slight calf injury.

"He's fine, he trained today and we've got a bit to go before the game so it looks like he'll be fine," said defender Chris Gunter.

Ramsey was the only Wales player to miss Tuesday's first training session, when Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale was among a group who took part in a lighter session having played for their clubs on Sunday, along with Burnley's Sam Vokes, skipper Ashley Williams and Tottenham defender Ben Davies.

Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen and Aston Villa defender Neil Taylor also trained with the squad despite being suspended for the Austria match.

Both will come into contention for the second part of the World Cup double header, away to Moldova on 5 September.

Ledley working on fitness

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley also took part, with Coleman saying he will do extra work to prove his fitness.

Ledley has not had a pre-season build-up as he seeks a new club.

Wales lie third in Group D on eight points, ahead of Austria on goal difference.

Group pacemakers Serbia and Republic of Ireland lead the way on 12 points.

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