Tom Lawrence eyeing more global caps as Wales seek World Cup qualification

Tom Lawrence eyeing more global caps as Wales seek World Cup qualification

Tom Lawrence eyeing more global caps as Wales seek World Cup qualification

Georgia vs Wales: In the UEFA World Cup Qualifying, Georgia faces against Wales today.

If Wales win tonight and Ireland don't, the runners-up spot is theirs but a play-off place is not guaranteed as they are now lowest ranked of the teams in second position.

Wales, second in Group D behind leaders Serbia, are without talisman Gareth Bale in Tbilisi after the Real Madrid forward suffered a calf injury.

Despite Bale's absence, Coleman has plenty of attacking options with Liverpool teenager Ben Woodburn among them.

"He said he had discomfort and, like we would with any other player, we don't take the chance".

WALES go into their matches against Georgia and Ireland in confident move, even though they are without Gareth Bale.

The midfielder was, however, still allowed to join up with Wales for 2018 World Cup qualifying action, although team doctors ruled the winger out of contention for the crucial clashes against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland.

Wales players and manager Chris Coleman wave to fans on a open top bus during the homecoming celebrations in Cardiff City centre.


Georgia have yet to win in this qualification campaign, but they have drawn five of their eight games and failed to score in only one.

"Of all the games in this campaign, the one we could have lost and the one we looked at in needing three points, was at home to Georgia", Coleman said. We need déjà vu.

The 23-year-old Derby County striker has featured in his country's last three games - he was a late substitute against Serbia in Belgrade - and is now on eight senior worldwide appearances. "That's the attitude we'll have tomorrow, no doubt". And let me tell you, David Brooks is a player that you're going to notice very, very quickly. Joe Allen didn't play in the drawn home game against Georgia and it was a huge loss.

"Georgia have got imagination, create chances and play risk football", Coleman said.

"The Moldova game was very different to the Austria one, they sat deep and made it hard for us, but we got the win in the end".

"We're used to it", Coleman told Sky Sports News, when asked if Bale's absence would affect Wales' chances of qualifying for Russian Federation 2018.

"Whether I disappoint people because they want to see him starting, or he doesn't come on, it is not personal to me".

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