Wales woe as Collison plays

Jack Collison won his seventh senior cap for Wales as they went down 1-0 in a friendly loss to Sweden on Wednesday.

The West Ham United midfielder played for 71 minutes in Swansea as Bolton Wanderers forward Johan Elmander - who Collison will face this weekend in Barclays Premier League action - scored the only goal just before half-time. Collison's compatriot Danny Gabbidon did not play as he was focusing on his return to full training at Chadwell Heath.

Collison had reportedly undergone a late fitness test to line up for John Toshack's men. Wales have missed out on the 2010 FIFA World Cup and are already looking to their 2012 UEFA European Championship campaign, when they will meet England in group action.