Celtic midfielder Ledley out of Wales squad for qualifiers with thigh injury

Joe Ledley will miss Wales' opening World Cup qualifiers with Belgium and Serbia through injury, but there is a place for West Ham defender James Collins.

Ledley picked up a groin problem in Celtic's Champions League qualifying win over Helsingborg last weekend and will miss the clashes in Cardiff and Novi Sad.

Ruled out: Ledley has picked up a thigh injury

Ruled out: Ledley has picked up a thigh injury

He joins Sunderland's David Vaughan on the sidelines with uncapped Crystal Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams and Leicester's Andy King coming into the 23-man panel.

But West Ham defender Collins is selected despite having to manage a groin problem.


Brown (Aberdeen), Myhill (West Brom), Price (Crystal Palace); Blake (Crystal Palace), Collins (West Ham), Gunter (Reading), Lynch (Huddersfield), Matthews (Celtic), Ricketts (Bolton), Taylor, A Williams (both Swansea); Allen (Liverpool), Crofts (Brighton), Edwards (Wolves), King (Leicester), Ramsey (Arsenal), J Williams (Crystal Palace), Bale (Tottenham); Bellamy (Cardiff), Church (Reading), Morison (Norwich), Robson-Kanu (Reading), Vokes (Burnley).