World Cup: No Gareth Bale, but Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn among five uncapped players in Wales squad
Joe Walsh, Lee Evans, Gethin Jones and Tom Lockyer have also been named in an inexperienced group by Chris Coleman to face Serbia on June 11
Chris Coleman has selected five uncapped players in the Wales squad to face Serbia in Belgrade in a crucial World Cup qualifier on Sunday, with Gareth Bale absent due to suspension.
Bale and Aston Villa left-back Neil Taylor are both banned for the game, with Wales having drawn their last four qualifiers to sit third in Group D, four points behind Republic of Ireland and leaders Serbia.
Woodburn was not tempted by England
Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn is again in the squad after being called up but not given his debut against Ireland in March, while defenders Joe Walsh, Tom Lockyer and Gethin Jones are included, along with midfielder Lee Evans.
Norwich City’s Marley Watkins, Exeter City teenager Ethan Ampadu and defender Declan John drop out after being included for a training camp in Portugal.
| Here are the 23 players who will travel to @FSSrbije for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier in Belgrade. #SRBWAL #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/9qf3oVDuMH
— Wales (@FAWales) June 5, 2017
Full Wales squad to play Serbia on June 11:
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Liverpool), Owain Fôn Williams (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)
Defenders: James Chester (Aston Villa), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Gunter (Reading), Gethin Jones (Everton), Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers), Jazz Richards (Cardiff City), Joe Walsh (MK Dons), Ashley Williams (Everton)
Midfielders: Joe Allen (Stoke City), Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Emyr Huws (Cardiff City), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Harry Wilson (Liverpool)
Forwards: Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley), Tom Lawrence (Leicester City), Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion), Sam Vokes (Burnley), Ben Woodburn (Liverpool)