Ryan Giggs has announced his first squad as Wales manager ahead of next week’s China Cup. Aaron Ramsey will miss the trip to China because through injury, with Bale, Allen and Ampadu set to play in the far-east tournament.
One of the main talking points of the press conference was Arron Ramsey’s absence from the squad, with the Arsenal man missing the trip because of medical treatment.
Giggs also noted in his press conference that Albert Stuivenberg, Tony Strudgwick and Osian Roberts will make up his backroom staff.
Hennessey, Maxwell, Crowe; Williams, Chester, Davies, Gunter, Taylor, John, Roberts, Ampadu, Mepham, Lockyer; Ledley, Evans, Allen, King, Hedges, Watkins; Bale, Lawrence, Woodburn, Wilson, Bodin, Vokes, Bradshaw.
Wales travel to Nanning, China for next week’s China Cup over the weekend – Wales will face China on Thursday, March 22 before facing either Uruguay or the Czech Republic on Monday, March 26.
On this day in 1961 one of the legends of Welsh football - Ian Rush - was born.