Collison back in Wales squad
Jack Collison has earned a recall to the Wales squad for the upcoming Carling Nations Cup games in Dublin.
Last Updated: 11/05/11 4:13pm
Fit-again midfielder Jack Collison has earned a recall to the Wales squad for the upcoming Carling Nations Cup games in Dublin.
The 22-year-old has only just made his comeback after a long lay-off with a knee injury and featured as a substitute in West Ham's 1-1 draw with Blackburn at the weekend.
Prior to that Collison had been sidelined since March of last year, having been injured in Wales' friendly defeat to Sweden at the Liberty Stadium.
Ahead of the games against Scotland and Northern Ireland later this month, coach Gary Speed is without the injured Gareth Bale, who has been ruled for the rest of Tottenham's season with ankle ligament damage.
However, Celtic's Joe Ledley has been included despite missing the remainder of the domestic season after aggravating a hamstring injury in the Old Firm clash against Rangers last month.
Swansea midfielder David Cotterill also returns to the squad having not featured since scoring in the 5-1 friendly victory over Luxembourg back in August.
Wales face Scotland on 25th May and Northern Ireland on 27th May at the Aviva Stadium as Speed looks to record his first win as national team boss, having lost his only two matches in charge.
Wales squad: Hennessey (Wolves), Myhill (West Brom), Price (Crystal Palace), Blake (Cardiff), D Collins (Stoke), J Collins (Aston Villa), Eardley (Blackpool), Gabbidon (West Ham), Gunter (Nottingham Forest), Nyatanga (Bristol City), Taylor (Swansea), Williams (Swansea), Allen (Swansea), Collison (West Ham), Cotterill (Swansea), Edwards (Wolves), King (Leicester), Ledley (Celtic), Ramsey (Arsenal, captain), Vaughan (Blackpool), Bellamy (Cardiff), Church (Reading), Earnshaw (Nottingham Forest), Evans (Sheffield United), Eastwood (Coventry), Morison (Millwall), Robson-Kanu (Reading), Vokes (Wolves).
Standbys: Brown (Blackburn), Morgan (Preston), Ribeiro (Bristol City), Dorman (Palace), Stock (Doncaster), Easter (Crystal Palace).