Bale fit to face England
Published : 22 Mar 2011 19:21:41
The Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has declared himself fully fit for Wales' Euro 2012 qualifier with England in Cardiff on Saturday. Bale played his first full game for Spurs since suffering a back injury in January against West Ham last weekend. The 21-year-old's availability to face England at the Millennium Stadium is a major lift for manager Gary Speed in his first competitive international in charge of the national team. Bale, who had a six-week spell on the sidelines, said: "I had my first 90 minutes on Saturday and was a bit stiff after the game and the next day. "But I have recovered well and am just getting prepared for the weekend now."