Welsh defender Danny Gabbidon has said that he is hoping to impress national team manager Chris Coleman when he is in the stands to watch Crystal Palace take on Cardiff city.

This match will see the return of the Welsh defender, who has managed to get back into the Premier league after moving to Crystal Palace, in the top flight once again. He was one of the important players for the Welsh national team during his time at West Ham United. Chris Coleman now needs the support of a very good player he has at his disposal due to the poor form of the national team.

Coleman is reportedly very close to losing the job after a run of poor results, which has left the nation with no hope of qualifying for the World Cup. Gabbidon managed to catch the eye of Coleman by scoring in the Premier league for the first time last weekend. His goal in the 3-1 win over Sunderland will certainly mean that Coleman will be watching him as the two newly promoted teams fight against each other in a six pointer. Gabbidon has a lot of Premier league experience after having played for West Ham, while he has also represented QPR and Cardiff as well.

"I think with the Spanish players there they’ve got a really good mix and are one of my favourite teams to watch in the Premier League. So I’m looking forward to it and if it’s a chance to impress the Wales manager if he’s watching then great. He came to the Sunderland game and he watches a lot of games at Palace, so every time I go out there I’m trying to do my best. I want to stay involved with the national team as long as I can," said Gabbidon.