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2013-03-22T07:00:00 Updated 2015-02-19T01:05:06

Collison glad to team up with Bale

Jack Collison may have been cursing Gareth Bale when he smashed in a stunning winner against the Hammers a little under a month ago, but for the next five days he is delighted to be able to call the wing wizard a teammate for the Welsh national team.

Collison is part of Chris Coleman's Wales squad due to face Scotland on Friday night and Croatia on Tuesday in their latest 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification double header.

Bale notched a brace against Scotland in their last meeting in the autumn as Wales recorded their only victory of the qualifying process to date.

Now Collison, who joins fellow Hammer James Collins in the squad, is hoping the Tottenham Hotspur man can maintain his recent form as Wales look to give their World Cup bid a kick-start.

He said: "It's nice that Gareth's in good form going into the two qualifiers coming up.

"Sometimes you've just got to hold your hands up and say 'what a goal'. It was a great strike against us and he had a few before that were a bit close.

"Then he's done that [score the last minute goal] and after we played well throughout it was a bit unfortunate to come away with nothing.

"But he's on fire at the moment and long may it continue. He's got everything and one thing you've got to admire is his love for the game and how much he looks like he enjoys it when he's out there.

"He obviously loves playing football and he's playing unbelievably at the moment. He works hard too and is reaping the rewards."

Click here to the see the full list of Hammers players in international action this week.

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