Wales squad announcement

Football – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – Qualifying Group D – Moldova v Wales
Sion Richards

Sion Richards

Monday, 2 Oct 2017, 23:19

Chris Coleman has named his 23-man squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Georgia and Republic of Ireland. Wales travel to Tbilisi to face Georgia on Friday, October 6 before returning to Cardiff for a potentially crucial showdown with Martin O’Neill’s men three days later. Both games will be live on S4C.

Coleman’s men secured back-to-back victories during the last international break as wins over Austria and Moldova propelled them above Republic of Ireland and into second place.

There are two new faces in the squad as Preston goalkeeper Chris Maxwell and Sheffield United youngster David Brooks win their first senior call-ups, while Aaron Ramsey is in line to win his 50th cap for his country.

Wales are currently second in Group D, four points behind leaders Serbia ahead of the final round of fixtures in the race for World Cup qualification.

Wales squad to face Georgia and Republic of Ireland:
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Chris Maxwell.

Defenders: Ben Davies, James Chester, Neil Taylor, Chris Gunter, Tom Lockyer, Ashley Williams, Ethan Ampadu.

Midfielders: Joe Allen, David Edwards, Andy King, Joe Ledley, Aaron Ramsey, Jonathan Williams, David Brooks.

Forwards: Gareth Bale, Marley Watkins, Hal Robson-Kanu, Sam Vokes, Tom Lawrence, Ben Woodburn.