Hughes names Wales squad
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ryan Giggs and Simon Davies are both in the Wales squad.
Ryan Giggs and Simon Davies are both in the Wales squad for the World Cup qualifiers with England and Poland next month.
Manchester United stalwart Giggs is free from suspension while Davies has made a successful return from injury for Tottenham.
Four Cardiff City defenders are in the party, due to Rhys Weston's elevation to the squad, and Nottingham Forest forward Gareth Taylor, who scored twice in the Carling Cup win against Rotherham United, is one of four attacking options.
Mark Hughes announced the squad after seeing his Blackburn Rovers side crash out of the cup to Bournemouth on Wednesday night.
The former Manchester United striker is continuing to coach Wales for their next two matches before concentrating fully on the task in hand at Ewood Park.
Wales will be looking forward to the Old Trafford clash against England with particular relish and it was Hughes who scored the winner the last time his country defeated the English.
Robbie Savage is suspended for the England match but available for the fixture with Poland.
Danny Coyne (Burnley), Mark Crossley (Fulham), Paul Jones (Wolves), Darren Ward (Norwich); James Collins (Cardiff), Mark Delaney (Aston Villa), Rhys Weston (Cardiff), Danny Gabbidon (Cardiff), Andy Melville (West Ham), Robert Page (Cardiff), Gareth Roberts (Tranmere), Ben Thatcher (Manchester City); Simon Davies (Tottenham), Carl Fletcher (West Ham), Andy Johnson (West Brom), Jason Koumas (West Brom), John Oster (Sunderland), Paul Parry (Cardiff), Carl Robinson (Sunderland), Ryan Giggs (Man United), Mark Pembridge (Fulham), Robbie Savage (Birmingham), Gary Speed (Bolton); Craig Bellamy (Newcastle), Robert Earnshaw (West Brom), John Hartson (Celtic), Gareth Taylor (Nottingham Forest).
|Group 6: England 1/5 Austria 8/1 Poland 9/1 Wales 10/1 - |
Click here for full odds with Sky Bet