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Ryan Giggs Makes Kieffer Moore The Merrier As One Of Seven New Wales Faces

Kieffer Moore is one of seven new faces called up by Ryan Giggs for Wales’ training squad ahead of next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Croatia and Hungary.

Barnsley striker Moore – who was born in Torquay but who has a grandmother from Llanrug, near Caernarfon – joins several other unfamiliar names at the Algarve training camp from May 22-28, but injured pair Aaron Ramsey and Ethan Ampadu both miss out.

Juventus-bound Ramsey has not played since April 18, when he suffered the hamstring injury which prematurely ended his Arsenal career and sees him miss the Gunners’ Europa League final date with Chelsea.

Liverpool striker Ben Woodburn and Tottenham defender Ben Davies will definitely return after their involvement in the Champions League final, which rules them out of the Portugal trip.

Giggs has taken the opportunity to introduce some new blood in the absence of a number of key players, although Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale will be present in the 26-man party.

Moore, 26, has spent most of his career in the lower leagues, but he did play for Norwegian top-flight side Viking in 2015.

He scored 17 league goals this season as Barnsley won promotion to the Sky Bet Championship, despite missing more than two months of the campaign between February and April after suffering concussion.

Owen Evans, Dylan Levitt and Nathan Broadhead will also travel to Portugal after playing for Wales’ youth teams over the past 12 months, and Wolves teenager Terry Taylor, 17, is also included.

The Aberdeen-born midfielder has been capped by Wales at Under-15 level and Scotland at Under-17 level.

Giggs will announce his squad for the Croatia and Hungary matches on Wednesday 29 May at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Cardiff.

Wales training squad: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Owen Evans (Wigan), Adam Davies (Barnsley), Connor Roberts (Swansea), Chris Gunter (Reading), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), James Lawrence (Anderlecht), Ashley Williams (Everton), Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers), Joe Rodon (Swansea), Dylan Levitt (Manchester United), Ben Williams (Barnsley), Joe Allen (Stoke), Matthew Smith (Manchester City), Will Vaulks (Rotherham), Rabbi Matondo (Schalke), Daniel James (Swansea), David Brooks (Bournemouth), George Thomas (Leicester), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Sam Vokes (Stoke), Kieffer Moore (Barnsley), Nathan Broadhead (Everton), Louis Thompson (Norwich), Terry Taylor (Wolves), Ryan Hedges (Barnsley).


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