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Wales Under-21 manager Rob Page urges players to make amends for Bosnia setback

Wales Under-21 manager Rob Page urges players to make amends for Bosnia setback
By PA Sport

13/11/2017 at 13:46Updated 13/11/2017 at 13:57

Rob Page's Wales Under-21 side are determined to put their Bosnia-Herzegovina horror show behind them against Group Eight leaders Romania.

Wales' confident start in 2019 European Championship qualification hit a brick wall on Friday when the Bosnians had a lovely day in Bangor.

Page's team crashed to a 4-0 defeat and trail Romania by five points ahead of Tuesday's swift return to the Nantporth Stadium.

"We're all hurting with the defeat," manager Page said.

"But the good thing in football is that we've got an opportunity to put things right.

"It's important we bounce back as we did after the Portugal game (2-0 defeat in September) when we had a positive outcome against Liechtenstein (3-1 away win in October)."

Wales have won two and lost two of their four games, while Romania remain unbeaten in top spot after Friday's home draw against Portugal made it 11 points from five games.

"There's no better challenge than playing the best, and the league table doesn't lie," Page said.

"They're off the back off a positive result and a performance against Portugal.

"So this is a great way to g ive a true reflection of what we're about."

Captain Joe Rodon misses out with a hamstring injury and has been replaced in the squad by his Swansea team-mate Cian Harries.