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West Brom defender given EURO 2016 boost by international boss

James ChesterThe West Bromwich Albion fans who are gathered at the bar in The Transfer Tavern this evening discussing the chances of one of their defenders going to EURO 2016.

The Daily Star is reporting that Wales boss Chris Coleman has given West Brom defender James Chester a boost that he will be taking him to France this season.

Chester an £8 million signing from Hull, had only made three appearances in the first five months of the Premier League season,and doubts were raised over whether he would be on the plane with Chris Coleman’s side this summer.

But since February Chester has been a regular feature in the West Brom starting eleven and has relieved what would have been a massive headache for Coleman. Speaking about Chester, Coleman said:

“Thankfully James has had a run of games now which is a relief because if you are not playing, no matter how much training you do, you will be a bit short. So it is good for him. He has been playing for West Brom and that is important.”

“He would have been in the squad even if he had not been playing. But if he was worried about being in our starting XI that would be warranted because, even though he has been magnificent for us, he would have been missing some sharpness.”

“Starting in a tournament is different to making the squad. We have real competition given guys like James Collins have been having great seasons for their clubs. But James is always going to be in the squad if he is fit, and playing for his club in this period has been important for him.”

The West Brom fans in The Tavern are delighted for Chester and hope that he continues his impressive performances for his club this season.

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