Friendly: Netherlands v Wales
Chris Coleman has named a 23-man squad for the friendly international against the Netherlands.
Gareth Bale has withdrawn due to a leg muscle injury, called up George Williams (Fulham). Jack Collison has also withdrawn due to injury.
Chris Gunter has been added to the squad. The
defender has recovered from injury sooner than expected.
Aaron Ramsey is rested "We think he needs a rest. It's not worth taking the gamble." - Chris Coleman.
Also rested are captain Ashley Williams and Ben Davies.
No place in the squad for Chris Gunter, James Collins, Sam Ricketts and Adam Matthews. Sam Vokes is injured. There are 5 uncapped players in the squad.
Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace)
Connor Roberts (Cheltenham Town)
Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere Rovers)
James Chester (Hull City)
Paul Dummett (Newcastle United)
Danny Gabbidon (Crystal Palace
Declan John (Cardiff City
Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley)
Ashley Richards (Swansea City)
Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
Joe Allen (Liverpool)
Jack Collison (West Ham United)
Emyr Huws (Manchester City)
Owain Tudur Jones (Hibernian)
Andy King (Leicester City)
Tom Lawrence (Manchester United)
Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace)
David Vaughan (Sunderland)
Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace)
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
Simon Church (Charlton Athletic)
Jermaine Easter (Millwall)
Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading).
"You'll never get the time back, but everybody's got a different opinion." - Manager Chris Coleman on Boaz Myhill retiring from international football.
Match referee: Bulent Yildirim (Turkey).
Kick off: 19:30 Wednesday, 4th June 2014
Venue: The Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
LIVE on BBC Wales.
Posted: Thursday 22nd May 2014
|by lonwelsh @ May 22, 2014, 3:11 pm
|Some strange selections. With Chester unlikely to play we're down to 2 CBs, both substitutes for their clubs, one of which (Barnsley) was relegated to Div1. What's the future for Collins? Surely worth taking Walsh or Taylor for experience and emergencies? Also, Richards (not even Swans sub) in and no Matthews. As for Williams and Davies being rested - haven't played in 3 weeks and won't play again for 6. If they're injured, shouldn't somebody say. Coleman and FAW resembling North Korea in their news dissemination.