Bellamy returns as Toshack names Wales squad

September 29, 2008

Wales manager John Toshack is able to name his strongest squad in months for the two World Cup qualifiers in October.

Captain Craig Bellamy and defenders James Collins and Lewin Nyatanga have all returned to the squad for the matches against Liechtenstein (on October 11) and Germany (October 15) after long-term injuries.

Bellamy has managed just two short substitute appearances for West Ham after groin surgery, while club-mate Collins has yet to figure for the first team this season after a knee operation.

Nyatanga has had little activity in the current campaign, being 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 and Germany.

Hennessey (Wolves), Myhill (Hull), Price (Derby), Bale (Spurs), Collins (West Ham), Gunter (Spurs), Nyatanga (Derby), Morgan (Peterborough), Ricketts (Hull), A Williams (Swansea), Crofts (Gillingham), S Davies (Fulham), D Edwards (Wolves), Fletcher (C.Palace), Tudur Jones (Swansea), Koumas (Wigan), Ledley (Cardiff), Robinson (Toronto), Stock (Doncaster), Bellamy (West Ham), Cotterill (Sheff Utd), Earnshaw (N.Forest), Eastwood (Coventry), C Evans (Man City), Vokes (Wolves), Vaughan (Blackpool).