Bale and Vokes lead Wales line against Russia

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The Real Madrid star and the Burnley striker start in attacking roles, with Hal Robson-Kanu omitted from the first XI

Gareth Bale will be joined by Sam Vokes in the Wales starting XI for their crucial Euro 2016 Group B encounter with Russia in Toulouse on Monday.

The Real Madrid attacker was used as a lone striker in the 2-1 win against Slovakia, but after Hal Robson-Kanu came on up front to score the deciding goal in Bordeaux the free agent was selected as the starting number nine for the 2-1 loss to England in the following group fixture.

However Vokes, who scored 15 goals in Burnley's promotion campaign in the English Championship in 2015-16, has been selected in Robson-Kanu's place for a fixture which Wales must win to ensure progression to the knockout stage of the competition.

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Leonis Slutski makes four changes for Russia, bringing in Denis Glushakov, Pavel Mamaev, Roman Shirokov and Dmitri Kombarov.

RUSSIA: Akinfeev; Smolnikov, V. Berezutski, Ignashevich, D. Kombarov; Mamaev, Glushakov; Smolov, Shirokov, Kokorin; Dzyuba.

WALES: Hennessey; Chester, Williams, Davies; Gunter, Allen, Ledley, Ramsey, N. Taylor; Bale, Vokes.

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