Wales lifted by Joe Allen’s return to training as they aim to make a splash

Veteran midfielder continues his rehab from hamstring injury while players relax in the pool as they gear up for Iran on FridayJoe Allen made a welcome return to full Wales training on Wednesday as he continues his rehabilitation from a hamstring injury, joining the squad as they reverted to full tilt after enjoying a recovery day. Blowup unicorns have grown synonymous with Gareth Southgate’s England side and this week Wales introduced an alternative, and rather apt, species poolside: inflatable dragons.“The lads enjoyed it,” says the midfielder Harry Wilson. “We got our recovery out of the way, which is obviously important and then it was nice to have that fun time where we were able to get in the pool. It is important to mix the work with a bit of pleasure.”

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