By the time I had got in touch with the Wales A Team Manager Ian Stephens it was obviously too late and I realise that I should have informed him far earlier of my non availability because of injury explained Thomas. "It was a mistake and I am truly sorry." He continued, " Playing for Wales is still my main ambition and I would not intentionally do anything to jeopardise that"
The Wales Team Management is pleased that Gareth has accepted that his methods of communicating need to be more effective and that he has apologised. It would like it be known that the episode is now closed. However what is key is that he must communicate more effectively in future
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