WALES 2-0 BARCELONA: Wales midfielder Aaron Lennon was named in the squad for Tuesday’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia, with his return from injury not yet certain.
Lennon, who was injured on his international debut at Euro 2016, has not played since the 2-1 win over Austria on July 22, having picked up an ankle injury in that game.
He has made just one competitive appearance for Wales since then, with the Wales Under-21s, after scoring against Hungary on July 20, securing a 0-0 draw against Romania on July 23.
However, Lennon is yet to be confirmed for Wales’ Euro 2016 squad and his inclusion is unlikely to affect Wales’ preparation for the tournament.
Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale are both in the Wales squad ahead of Euro 2016.
However, Gareth Bale is not due to be included in Wales’ squad for Euro 2016 after he returned from a knee injury in July.
Mauricio Pochettino has said that Bale will be a “top performer” in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, but he has admitted that the Welshman will be back in the first team squad at some stage.
The former Argentina captain, who signed a new contract at Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, was included in the tournament squad by Pochetto’s decision.
However he is not expected to be selected for the European Championship qualifiers due to a knee problem.
The Wales Under 18s, who were drawn against Bulgaria in their opening round, also qualified for the group stages by virtue of winning their group at Euro 2012.
Rolando Aarons, who missed out on selection for the Wales-Russia friendly in November, will be hoping to return to the starting line-up in Bulgaria, with Harry Arter and Gareth McAuley both unavailable due to international duty.