It has been revealed that Joe Ledley will not include Liverpool’s wonderkid Ben Woodburn in the starting line against Ireland today.

Woodburn has been impressive in the clashes against Austria and Moldova last month had give way to Tom Lawrence who score a late winner for Wales against Georgia.

Lawrence is expected to keep his place in the starting lineup while Woodburn will have to bide his time on bench.

Ledley said:

“Tom is a great player to play with. He is brilliant, you see him in training doing shots like that, even free-kicks.

“He has that in the bag and it was only a matter of time before he got his first goal for his country. Obviously Ben has a great future but he has to be patient and he knows that.

“He has set the world alight when he has come on these last few campaign games. But Tom has started a few and hopefully he can keep his place and if he keeps doing that I am sure he will.”