Wales name Latvian squad
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wales have named their squad for their forthcoming friendly with Latvia.Wales have named their squad for their forthcoming friendly with Latvia.
The Welsh face the Euro 2004 finalists in Riga on August 18 as they prepare for their World Cup qualifying campaign which begins next month with a double-header against Azerbaijan and Northern Ireland.
Wales boss Mark Hughes has decided against calling up Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs as he is suspended for the opening two World Cup qualifiers.
Simon Davies, who has undergone shin surgery, will also miss the trip to the Baltic state but Newcastle's Craig Bellamy is recalled after he returned to full fitness.
The squad in full:
Coyne (Burnley), Crossley (Fulham), Jones (Wolves), Ward (Forest), J Collins (Cardiff), Delaney (Aston Villa), R Edwards (Wolves), Gabbidon (Cardiff), Melville (West Ham), Page (Cardiff), G Roberts (Tranmere), Thatcher (Man City), C Fletcher (Bournemouth), Johnson (West Brom), Koumas (West Brom), Oster (Sunderland), Parry (Cardiff), Pembridge (Fulham), Robinson (Sunderland), Savage (Birmingham), Speed (Bolton), Bellamy (Newcastle), Blake (Leicester), Earnshaw (Cardiff), Hartson (Celtic), Taylor (Forest)