Ledley focused on Wales

30 May 2009 02:03
Cardiff City midfielder Joe Ledley says it will not 'break his heart' if he fails to secure a summer move to the Premier League. Ledley was wanted by Stoke City at the start of the season and Potters boss Tony Pulis is tipped to make a renewed bid in the coming weeks. The 22-year-old has just 12 months left on his contract and Cardiff are not expected to allow the Wales international to leave for nothing next year. No talks have taken place over a possible extension, but Ledley insists his current focus is on Wales' 2010 World Cup qualifier with Azerbaijan next weekend. "I have heard nothing about a move, and all I want now is to concentrate on playing for Wales and doing my very best for my country," said Ledley. "I will just wait and keep playing as well as I can. Whatever happens will happen, although I have not been told anything about any move. "Maybe my time will come, but I can only wait to see what happens as the summer progresses. "Obviously every single player wants to be in the Premier League, and I am no different. I thought I was going to make it with Cardiff this season, but it all went wrong in the end. "But I am contracted to Cardiff. There has been no offer of a new one, and I will just carry on doing my best for them as I always have done. "It won't break my heart if nothing happens. I can look forward to the club moving to a new stadium and hope that what I want to achieve in football I can do at Cardiff." Ledley captained Wales for the first time in Friday's 1-0 friendly win over Estonia and expressed his pride at being given the armband by coach John Toshack. He added: "Being captain of my country is a great honour, it is every boy's dream. Everyone wants to lead out their country. "I felt it went fine, we were getting some fitness back into us and we will be trying to get a good result in Azerbaijan. "I've been captain at Cardiff and that helped me. I was just pleased that we got a win on my first game as skipper, but I do not expect to hold onto it when the likes of Craig Bellamy, Simon Davies and Danny Gabbidon are back fit again."

Source: SKY_Sports