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5 Welsh players that must feature in Team GB FC

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For those without Welsh roots today is best known as Thursday. Those with, however, will know that today is actually St David's Day and to celebrate we sat down with Welsh soccer legend Robbie Savage (who's teamed up with Pepsi Max to launch Transform Your Patch) to find out which 5 Welsh footballerists should feature in the Great Britain football squad, come Olympics time.

Gareth Bale

Midfielder, Tottenham, from Cardiff

“Well he's the first name on the sheet isn't he? Any team sheet really. Gareth was the PFA player of the year last season and he's possibly been even better at Spurs this time around. He's got to be in the team, he’s such a World class young player.”

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Wayne Hennessey

Goalkeeper, Wolves, from Gwynedd

“For me you've got to go for the goalkeeper, he's certainly talented enough to get in any Great Britain squad. He's still a young lad for a keeper, but he's played loads of times for Wales and has got Premier League experience with Wolves. I really like him.”

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Joe Allen

Midfielder, Swansea, from Carmarthen

“I'd definitely put Joe Allen in with a shout, you know. Joe is one of the lads doing so well in the Premier League with Swansea this year. He's having such a good season, he goes straight in the team for me. How many's that? Three, right? So…”

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Ryan Giggs

Midfielder, Manchester United, from erm, England

“Giggs, Giggs, Giggs. As I understand it, most of the squad have to be young, but you can have one or maybe two exceptions for an older player. For me, for the older player, you've got to have Ryan. I wouldn't fancy coming out of retirement and playing myself. No. No chance. Giggs instead of me please.”

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Aaron Ramsey

Midfielder, Arsenal, from Caerphilly

“Like Bale, Ramsey's another one of those players who could get in pretty much any team really. A fantastic Welsh player, Wales captain now too. Is that five? Ramsey, Bale, Joe Allen, Giggs and the keeper - those five would surely do pretty well in an Olympics side wouldn't they?”

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Robbie Savage has teamed up with Pepsi Max to launch ‘Transform Your Patch’ – a campaign which aims to regenerate around 165 outdoor spaces across the UK with the help of the public. To vote for Robbie Savage and 5 a side football pitches visit www.transformyourpatch.com

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