Marley Watkins withdraws from the Wales squad
International
4 October 2017

Marley Watkins withdraws from the Wales squad

Marley Watkins has withdrawn from the Wales squad through injury and has been replaced by Barnsley striker Ryan Hedges.

Chris Coleman’s side fly out to Tbilisi this afternoon ahead of Friday’s World Cup Qualifier against Georgia, before returning to face Republic of Ireland in Cardiff on Monday.

It represents a first senior call-up for Hedges, who has previously represented Wales at Under-19 and Under-21 level.

The 22-year-old has been in good form for Barnsley this season, scoring twice in 10 appearances following a move from Swansea City.

Ryan Hedges in action for Wales U21.
Ryan Hedges in action for Wales U21.