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Wales welcome back Bellamy for World Cup qualifiers

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 29 Sep 2008


Wales manager John Toshack has recalled Craig Bellamy and James Collins for October's World Cup qualifiers against Liechtenstein and Germany.

Toshack welcomes back captain Bellamy and defenders Collins and Lewin Nyatanga after long-term injuries.

West Ham striker Bellamy has made two short substitute appearances after groin surgery, while club-mate Collins has yet to figure for the first team this season after a knee operation, but both are key figures for Toshack.

Nyatanga has been an unused substitute in Derby's last three matches against QPR, Cardiff and Sheffield United after an ankle problem.

Midfielder David Vaughan is also recalled, having ended his unhappy spell with Real Sociedad with a move to Blackpool.

Nottingham Forest's Arron Davies and Middlesbrough's Rhys Williams are both out through injury, while Wrexham defender Steve Evans has been omitted now Collins and Nyatanga are available.

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who was in the last full squad, is now involved in Wales Under-21s' UEFA Championship play-off with England.

Paul Parry, who retired from international football midway through the last international week, but then claimed it was only because he did not want to play for Toshack is also left out.

Wales squad to play World Cup group 4 qualifying matches against Liechtenstein (Cardiff, October 11) and Germany (Moenchengladbach, October 15):

Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), Boaz Myhill (Hull), Lewis Price (Derby), Gareth Bale (Spurs), James Collins (West Ham), Chris Gunter (Spurs), Lewin Nyatanga (Derby), Craig Morgan (Peterborough), Sam Ricketts (Hull), Ashley Williams (Swansea), Andrew Crofts (Gillingham), Simon Davies (Fulham), David Edwards (Wolves), Carl Fletcher (C.Palace), Owain Tudur Jones (Swansea), Jason Koumas (Wigan), Joe Ledley (Cardiff), Carl Robinson (Toronto), Brian Stock (Doncaster), Craig Bellamy (West Ham), David Cotterill (Sheff Utd), Rob Earnshaw (N.Forest), Freddy Eastwood (Coventry), Ched Evans (Man City), Sam Vokes (Wolves), David Vaughan (Blackpool)


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