BLACKBURN Rovers defender Adam Henley and Burnley striker Sam Vokes are both in the Wales squad for next month’s crucial European Championship qualifier with Belgium.

Vokes is one of five forwards in the squad while Henley, who is yet to win his first international cap, is also included after enjoying a fine end to the season at Ewood Park.


Real Madrid star Gareth Bale heads the squad for the match on Friday, June 12, at the Cardiff City Stadium while Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is also included.

Wales boss Chris Coleman has also been able to call on defensive trio James Chester, Paul Dummett and Adam Matthews while Andy King returns after completing a two match ban.

Injuries rule out defensive pair James Collins and Ben Davies.

Coleman, meanwhile, expects his star man Bale to stay at Real Madrid and insists his relationship with the Spanish giants will not be harmed by Carlo Ancelotti’s departure as manager.

Bale, the world’s most expensive player after joining Real from Tottenham in 2013 for £85.3million, enjoyed a spectacular first season in Madrid with match-winning goals in the Copa del Rey and Champions League finals.

But the Welshman’s second season has proved far from plain sailing as he has been jeered by Real fans and attacked in the Spanish media, and he lost a great ally on Monday night when Ancelotti was sacked after two seasons in charge at the Bernabeu.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have all been linked with bringing Bale back to the Premier League this summer but Coleman said: “I don’t expect Gareth’s position to change.

“You can’t say Real didn’t win a trophy because of Gareth and the president (Florentino Perez) thinks a lot of him.

“Unless Gareth wants to leave, which I don’t think is the case, then I don’t think he’ll go anywhere.

“He’s worked hard enough to get to arguably the biggest club in the world, why would he want to leave?

“It (Real Madrid) is arguably the biggest club on the planet.

“I don’t really see him wanting to move, no.”

Coleman had built up a good relationship with Ancelotti and his number two Paul Clement.

“I’ve known Paul for a long time from my Fulham days,” Coleman said.

“It’s a shame for Carlo. I think he’s a great manager.”