Last updated : 09 January 2003 By Editor
"There is a saying that form is temporary but class is forever and that is the case with Ryan," said Hughes.

"Maybe he's not playing at his best right now but that happens to every player. They all have dips in form. I know because it certainly happened to me when I was a player.”

"When it does, you just grit your teeth and try to play through it. And I would back Ryan to do that and get back to his best form. He is one of the genuinely great players in the game today. He is certainly a key man as far as the Welsh team is concerned. He will continue to be vital for us for a long time yet.”

"Ryan is a world-class player and it will be only a matter of time before he is proving that to everybody again."