Collison for Wales

Last updated : 02 June 2009 By Plymouth_hammer

Collison was born in Watford but qualifies to play for Wales through his Grandfather and despite representing Wales in four friendly games there were suggestions that the 20-year-old may switch international allegiance to England.

Dismissing the speculation on the official site Collison said, "There was nothing in suggestions that I could decide to play for England, certainly not from me."

"Next weekend I can put an end to all that speculation by pulling on a red shirt and playing for Wales in my first competitive international. Then it will be over, I will have made it clear who I want to play for.

"There's such a big Welsh contingent at West Ham, if I'd done something like change my mind, I wouldn't have dared go in for training!

"There has never been any doubt in my mind, I have enjoyed being with Wales and I have been proud to play for the country of my grandfather."