Bale set to miss Ir­ish clash too

South Wales Echo - - Wales Football -

WALES tal­is­man Gareth Bale is likely to miss Tues­day night’s UEFA Na­tions League clash with Ire­land, man­ager Ryan Giggs has con­firmed.

Bale watched from the stands as Wales lost 4-1 to Spain at the Prin­ci­pal­ity Sta­dium, although he did ven­ture onto the pitch at half-time to re­ceive a Golden Boot for be­com­ing Wales’ record scorer.

Wales’ star man sat out the game be­cause of mus­cle fa­tigue, with Real Madrid ask­ing Giggs not to risk him.

But the Welsh boss ad­mit­ted af­ter­wards he also ex­pects to be with­out Bale (be­low) in Dublin.

“We’ll make a de­ci­sion in the next cou­ple of days be­cause then we have to pre­pare for the game,” said Giggs. “If Gareth is not avail­able we have to pre­pare to see what team we’re go­ing to play, so we’ll make it sooner rather than on the day.”

Asked if it looks likely Wales will be with­out Bale, Giggs replied: “Yeah, it does.”

Ip­swich’s Gwion Edwards has been added to the Wales squad which fur­ther in­di­cates Bale won’t play a part.

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