Ledley tipped for Wales

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Cardiff City boss Lennie Lawrence has tipped rising star Joe Ledley to break into John Toshack's Wales squad.

The 18-year-old has been a major plus in what has been a largely disappointing season for The Bluebirds.

Unfortunately for Lawrence, Ledley has been ruled out of Cardiff's remaining Championship fixtures this season after fracturing a metatarsal foot bone in training.

Cardiff have suffered financial troubles this season but the club's boss is hoping to keep hold of Ledley - who has won three Wales Under-21 caps.

"You can never tell what's going to happen in football, but I'd hope Joe remains a main part of the Cardiff midfield for a number of years," Lawrence told the South Wales Echo.

"As for international level, obviously the injury rules him out of Wales' training camp in Spain next month.

"But a call-up to the senior Wales side can't be too far away for Joe.

"Perhaps he'll be considered for the possible friendly match in August," added Lawrence.