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Injured Ramsey out of Wales World Cup qualifiers



Aaron Ramsey has been left out of the Wales squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Georgia next week as he continues to struggle with a hamstring injury.

The Arsenal midfielder has been sidelined since sustaining the injury during the Gunners’ opening Premier League game last month.

Ramsey, one of the stars of Wales’s run to the semi-finals of this year’s European Championships in France, will miss the Austria game in Vienna next Thursday and the game against Georgia in Cardiff three days later.

Wales, who started their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 4-0 home win over Moldova, will also be without midfielder Jonny Williams, who has only recently returned to training following injury.

Wales squad for World Cup qualifiers against Austria (October 6) and Georgia (October 9).

Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace/ENG), Danny Ward (Liverpool/ENG), Owain Fon Williams (Inverness/SCO);

Defenders: Ben Davies (Tottenham/ENG), James Chester (Aston Villa/ENG), James Collins (West Ham/ENG), Paul Dummett (Newcastle/ENG), Chris Gunter (Reading/ENG), Jazz Richards (Cardiff), Neil Taylor (Swansea), Ashley Williams (Everton)

Midfielders: Joe Allen (Stoke/ENG), David Edwards (Wolves/ENG), Emyr Huws (Cardiff), Andy King (Leicester/ENG), Tom Lawrence (Leicester/ENG), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace/ENG), Shaun MacDonald (Wigan/ENG)

Forwards: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid/ESP), Simon Church (Roda/NED), David Cotterill (Birmingham/ENG), Hal Robson-Kanu (West Brom/ENG), Sam Vokes (Burnley/ENG) Vanguard