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The Real Madrid winger has been selected by Chris Coleman for the upcoming clash after missing the last two fixtures against Macedonia and Belgium with a thigh injury

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has been named in Wales' 23-man squad for the friendly encounter with Finland next week.

The 24-year-old returns to the international set-up after being forced to withdraw from the squad for the World Cup qualifying fixtures with Macedonia and Belgium in October due to a thigh problem.

Bale, who initially struggled for fitness since his world-record £86 million move to Spain, has found form recently for the Spanish giants including a goal in the Champions League draw with Juventus in midweek.

The winger is joined in the squad by in-form Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, whose superb run in front of goal continued in his club's 1-0 victory at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

West Ham centre-back James Collins is once again included, having returned to the international set-up after settling a dispute with Coleman.

Wales were hindered by a string of withdrawals ahead of their concluding World Cup qualifiers and will be boosted by returns for Liverpool's Joe Allen, Celtic's Joe Ledley and Ben Davies of Swansea City.

Millwall striker Jermaine Easter and Doncaster Rovers midfielder David Cotterill retain their places after being drafted in to cover for injuries last time out.

The fixture marks the first time that Wales will be without Cardiff City forward Craig Bellamy, who retired after the end of the World Cup qualifying campaign.


Full Squad:

Name Club
Goalkeepers:  
Wayne Hennessey Wolves
Boaz Myhill West Brom
Owain Fon Williams Tranmere Rovers
Defenders:  
James Collins West Ham
Ben Davies Swansea City
Chris Gunter Reading
Sam Ricketts Wolves
Neil Taylor Swansea City
Rhoys Wiggins Charlton Athletic
Ashley Williams Swansea City
Midfielders:  
Joe Allen Liverpool
David Cotterill Doncaster Rovers
Andrew Crofts Brighton
Andy King Leicester City
Joe Ledley Celtic
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal
David Vaughan Sunderland
Forwards:  
Gareth Bale Real Madrid
Simon Church Charlton Athletic
Jermaine Easter Millwall
Hal Robson-Kanu Reading
Sam Vokes Burnley

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