Euro 2016: Wales' Joe Allen & Aaron Ramsey miss qualifiers

Joe Allen
Joe Allen joined Liverpool from Swansea City in 2012
Euro 2016 qualifying: Wales v Bosnia-Hercegovina
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium Date: Friday, 10 October Kick-off: 19:45 BST
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru & online

Wales boss Chris Coleman has named six uncapped players in his squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia-Hercegovina and Cyprus this month.

Wolves midfielder Lee Evans earns a senior call-up in the absence of Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey and David Vaughan.

Leicester City forward Tom Lawrence and Reading striker Jake Taylor could make their debuts at Cardiff City Stadium.

Charlton defender Rhoys Wiggins and goalkeepers Kyle Letheren and Owain Fon Williams have also been also included.

Wales have back-to-back home matches against Bosnia-Hercegovina on Friday, 10 October and Cyprus three days later.

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Former Swansea City player Allen has not played for Liverpool since suffering a knee injury in Wales' 2-1 win in Andorra on 9 September, since when it is believed he had a double hernia operation.

Fellow midfielders Ramsey and Vaughan are sidelined by hamstring injuries.

"When you lose players of that calibre of course it's a disappointment, but we get on with it," said Coleman.

"We've got used to it now, not having the players that everybody talks about as being the main boys.

"It's disappointing but we've got replacements to come in and [we have] confidence in those boys to do a job for us."

Wales Under-21 international Evans, the former Newport County midfielder, has helped Wolves to sixth in the Championship this season.

Euro 2016 qualifying - group B
WalesBosnia-HercegovinaBelgium
IsraelCyprusAndorra

Coleman also recalled Wolves' David Edwards and Birmingham City's David Cotterill, while Reading forward Hal Robson-Kanu returns to the squad after a knee injury.

Edwards, 28, has scored three goals in 26 games for Wales, while Cotterill has won 20 caps.

Burnley striker Sam Vokes had hoped for a return to fitness in time for Wales' home qualifiers but has not recovered from a serious knee injury suffered in March.

Coleman's side began their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win in Andorra thanks to a brace from Gareth Bale.

That victory helped Wales to their highest world ranking for 20 years as they climbed 12 places to joint 29th, level with Scotland.

Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Kyle Letheren (Dundee), Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere Rovers).

Defenders: James Chester (Hull City), James Collins (West Ham), Paul Dummett (Newcastle), Ben Davies (Tottenham), Danny Gabbidon (Cardiff City), Chris Gunter (Reading), Samuel Ricketts (Wolves), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton), Ashley Williams (Swansea City).

Midfielders: David Cotterill (Birmingham City), David Edwards (Wolves), Lee Evans (Wolves), Emyr Huws (Wigan), Andy King (Leicester City), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace).

Forwards: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Simon Church (Charlton), Tom Lawrence (Leicester City), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), Jake Taylor (Reading), George Williams (Fulham), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace).

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