Collins ruled out for Wales
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
James Collins has joined Ryan Giggs on the list of casualties ahead of Wales' qualifiers.
James Collins has joined Ryan Giggs on the list of casualties ahead of Wales' Euro 2008 qualifiers against Slovakia and Cyprus.
Manchester United chief Sir Alex Ferguson ruled out any possibility of Giggs making a shock return from a hamstring injury to feature for his country and manager John Toshack will also have to make do without West Ham defender Collins.
The stopper damaged his groin against Palermo in the Uefa Cup and he is likely to be sidelined for the next fortnight.
Toshack has a real headache in defence, as Robert Page called time on his international career last week and Mark Delaney and Sam Ricketts are both absent.