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Coleman hails mature Wales

14:14 IST 11/10/2014
Chris Coleman | Wales 0-0 Bosnia | Cardiff City Stadium | Euro 2016 qualifier
Gareth Bale scored twice as his country defeated Andorra in their opening game in Group B, a result which, much to his manager's delight, was followed by a 0-0 draw with Bosnia

Chris Coleman believes his Wales players have matured as they look to continue a promising start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Two Gareth Bale goals clinched a 2-1 win in Andorra in their opening Group B fixture last month, a result which was followed up by a solid 0-0 draw against a strong Bosnia-Herzegovina side in Cardiff on Friday.

That point leaves Wales top of the group, although Belgium and Israel remain a point behind having only played once.

Wales host Cyprus in Cardiff on Monday, and Coleman believes his team are showing positive signs of maturity, even without senior figures Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen.

"These players have grown up," he told reporters.

"They're not scared of it, they've accepted the compliment of being called the 'golden generation'.

"That's a huge compliment, I've told them they've got to earn it and they knew the pressure going into the game.

"There was a big crowd for a reason but they didn't disappoint. If we beat Cyprus I think it will have been a productive camp."

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