Friday 14 December 2018

Wales draft in two uncapped players for Ireland clash

Wales manager Ryan Giggs
Wales manager Ryan Giggs
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Wales have called up Ipswich winger Gwion Edwards for their Nations League clash with the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday.

The uncapped Edwards joins the squad with Gareth Bale troubled by muscle fatigue and manager Ryan Giggs admitting that the Real Madrid forward is unlikely to play in Dublin.

Ipswich announced Edwards' call-up on their official website, saying: "The Blues wideman, who signed from Peterborough United in the summer, has impressed so far this term and has now been rewarded with a spot in Ryan Giggs' squad."

Sheffield United defender Kieron Freeman has also been drafted into the Wales squad for Tuesday's game in Dublin.

Nottingham-born Freeman, 26, has played at under-17, under-19 and under-21 level for Wales but has yet to make an appearance for the senior team.

Wales will assess the fitness of Ethan Ampadu and Chris Mepham after the pair picked up injuries in the last 48 hours.

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