Injury concerns for Toshack
Wales boss John Toshack has slight injury worries over Jack Collison and Ched Evans.
Last Updated: 30/05/09 11:23am
Wales manager John Toshack has slight injury worries over Jack Collison and Ched Evans following the 1-0 friendly victory against Estonia.
Robert Earnshaw scored the winner from the spot in the first half at Llanelli as Wales ended a run of three successive defeats.
Ahead next weekend's 2010 World Cup qualifying trip to Azerbaijan, Toshack took the opportunity to select a number of youngsters.
But West Ham's Collison, only just back from a 10-week knee problem, came off near the end as a precaution and Manchester City's Evans was a late substitution with a muscle problem in his back.
Toshack said: "We do not think either of them are serious, but we will assess them both again when we meet up in London on Monday for the flight to Azerbaijan."
But Toshack believed the friendly served as useful preparation for the forthcoming match in Baku.
He said: "Many of our lads have been out of training for a few weeks now, and our lack of fitness showed in the second half.
"We certainly needed this run-out ahead of the World Cup game, it was important.
"Our fitness levels were not good, but it was nice to get a game in and to register a win."
But Toshack accepts that the match with Azerbaijan will be an eye-opener for what was the youngest side Wales have ever fielded.
He said: "It will be interesting to see how they cope because it will be a hostile place and very hot.
"I have never fielded such a young side as that, certainly not at club level. I would have gone out and bought half a dozen players by now.
"We will find a match that will be a good character builder for them all."