Gareth Bale missing, Aaron Ramsey returns for Wales ahead of England friendly and Nations League games

Gareth Bale has been left out of Wales' 27-man squad for their upcoming international fixtures due to injury, but Aaron Ramsey is fit and returns to the fold.
 
Bale suffered a knee injury on Wales duty earlier in September and is yet to feature for Tottenham after re-joining his former club on loan from Real Madrid.
 
It means Wales will have to do without the 31-year-old when they face England in a friendly at Wembley on October 8, before two Nations League games away to Republic of Ireland on October 11 and Bulgaria on October 14 - both live on Sky Sports Football.
 
On Bale's omission, Wales boss Ryan Giggs said: "We've had conversations with both Gareth and the medical team and he's not quite right for this camp.
 
"It's nothing serious but it's just one to keep an eye on. It has just taken a bit of time to settle down and he's not quite right.
 
"Of course Gareth always keeps himself fit so he's able to come back as soon as the injury is right. He will be back pretty soon I would imagine.
 
"He was (close) but I think with the circumstances, with him going to a new club, we had to think seriously about not only the short term but the long term.
 
"We want to have Gareth back fit, get him playing at a club he knows well. He will be playing regularly and I look forward to seeing him in the Premier League."
 
Aaron Ramsey returns to the Wales squad after missing his country's fixtures against Finland and Bulgaria in early September
 
Ramsey, meanwhile, was one of four players to withdraw from the squad for Wales' fixtures against Finland and Bulgaria in early September, but the Juventus midfielder is now fit to feature for Giggs' side.
 
Giggs has also been boosted by the return of Bournemouth's David Brooks, who missed his club's 1-0 win over Norwich on Sunday after displaying "feverish symptoms". He has tested negative for Covid-19.
 
Bournemouth's David Brooks made his Wales debut as a substitute against France in 2017
 
Manchester United winger Daniel James is included amid speculation over his future, and Liverpool defender Neco Williams - who made his debut against Finland and scored the winner against Bulgaria - keeps his place.
 
Fellow youngsters Brennan Johnson and Rhys Norrington-Davies, who are on loan at Lincoln and Luton respectively, have also been called up.
 
Bristol City midfielder Joe Morrell makes the squad, as does free agent Chris Gunter, but there is no room for veteran defender Ashley Williams.
 
Williams, 36, is the fourth most-capped player in Welsh history with 86 appearances, but remains without a club.
 
Wales are unbeaten in eight games following two 1-0 wins over Finland and Bulgaria in early September that put them the top of their Nations League group.
 

Wales squad

Goalkeepers
Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Leicester City), Adam Davies (Stoke City)
 
Defenders
Chris Gunter (Unattached), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Connor Roberts (Swansea City), Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Joe Rodon (Swansea City), Neco Williams (Liverpool), Ben Cabango (Swansea City), Rhys Norrington-Davies (Luton Town)
 
Midfielders
Aaron Ramsey (Juventus), Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic), Harry Wilson (Liverpool), David Brooks (Bournemouth), Joe Morrell (Bristol City), Will Vaulks (Cardiff City), Matthew Smith (Manchester City), Brennan Johnson (Lincoln City), Daniel James (Manchester United), Dylan Levitt (Manchester United)
 
Forwards
Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion), Kiefer Moore (Cardiff City), Tyler Roberts (Leeds United), Rabbi Matondo (Schalke 04), Ben Woodburn (Oxford United)
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