Ryan Giggs names 25-man-squad for Ireland and Spain fixtures

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Wales manager Ryan Giggs has named his squad for upcoming fixtures with Ireland and Spain.

The 44-year-old has named a 25-man squad as he looks to alternate between the two fixtures.

They will entertain Spain, who won 6-0 against World Cup finalists Croatia in their last outing. Wales will then travel to Dublin four days later, to entertain Ireland in the UEFA Nations League.

The Dragons play at the Principality Stadium for the first time since 2011, suffering a 2-0 defeat to England in a European Championship qualifier.

Giggs said: “It was straightforward in respect I was happy to the last camp.

Joe Ledley and Tom Lockyer miss out due to injury.  Cardiff City defender Jazz Richards is recalled to the squad, after not being named in Giggs’ last squad selection.

Swansea City defender Joe Rodon who has played in most of their fixtures misses out on a call-up. 21-year-old George Thomas who is on loan at Scunthorpe from Leicester City is the surprise call-up.

Thomas made his senior debut for Wales earlier this year, coming on as a second-half substitute against Mexico in a friendly. He has yet to score for his loan side yet but has made six appearances in all competitions.

Superstar Gareth Bale is named, despite picking up an adductor injury, which saw him brought off at halftime in the Madrid Derby on Saturday night.

A total of nine defenders have been called up to the squad, with two players in each position.

Full Squad List

Hennessey, Ward, A. Davies

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Williams, Chester, B.Davies, Gunter, Roberts, Mepham, Richards, Ampadu, Dummett, John

Allen, Ramsey, King, Brooks, Smith, Bale,

Lawrence, Woodburn, Wilson, Vokes, Thomas, Roberts.

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