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Gibraltar 0-0 Wales: Mediocre Wales in the hands of minnows Gibraltar

It’s no wonder Wales fans booed and shouted for Page to be sacked at the final whistle.

Wales faced Gibraltar for the first time last October and on that occasion in Wrexham a team with four debutants won 4-0.

This time, however, they didn’t come close to those standards.

With several regular first-team players missing in Portugal, Page made his debut alongside full-backs Jay Dasilva and Fin Stevens in a starting line-up of just 44 caps.

Even with eleven changes from the March 2024 play-off final defeat to Poland, Wales should have been too good for Gibraltar, who had lost their previous thirteen matches by an aggregate score of 50-0.

But despite monopolizing possession and playing almost exclusively in the opposition half, Wales were labored and disjointed.

Sheehan, captaining Wales in only his sixth international appearance, was fortunate to only be shown a yellow card after catching Tijay De Barr on the thigh with his studs, a challenge that might have been worth a red card if this had been a competitive match.

It took half an hour for Wales to score the first shot on target. Liam Cullen cleverly turned to see his powerful low effort saved by Hankins.

Sheehan hit the post straight from a corner after the break and when Page became unsettled with Wales still searching for a goal, the manager turned to his prized attacking assets – Johnson, Moore and James – from the bench.