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Young stars give Toshack hope

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John Toshack watched his young brigade finally blossom at international level and now prays they will continue to grow following Saturday's 3-0 victory over Scotland.

The Wales manager has to wait almost four months before he can get his squad together again and has just four friendlies left before the Euro 2012 qualifiers - but the victory Scotland has given him hope for the future and he wants the youngsters to grow and improve, in particular Aaron Ramsey and strikers Simon Church, Ched Evans and Sam Vokes.

He said: "Ramsey did well and there was a spark of an understanding with Simon. When they played together last season against England Under-21s, Aaron made three goals over two games for Simon, it is something I hope blossoms in the future."

He added: "What we have to do is make sure that things are right behind him. We experimented with Ashley Williams in a holding role in our previous match in Liechtenstein and it worked well with Aaron having a free role ahead of him.

"We tried it again against Scotland and it worked okay again. Ramsey was further forward and we felt what we were trying looked positive.

"We are getting a bigger, more complete, squad. Lads like Andy King and Joe Allen have had full seasons with their club sides and are important additions for us.

"And the front lads did very well. Church and Evans are both playing regularly for their clubs while Sam Vokes has got a good loan move to Leeds where he is also benefiting from matches.

"The three of them really occupied the Scottish defenders, they all played their part and worked really hard."

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