Daniel James joins Wales squad training ahead of doubleheader
Daniel James joins Wales squad training ahead of doubleheader

Daniel James joins Wales squad training ahead of doubleheader

Swansea City winger Daniel James has officially joined the Wales squad ahead of their Euro 2020 doubleheader against Croatia and Hungary following the untimely passing of his father.

James who has been heavily linked with a summer move to Manchester United, missed Wales' training camp in Portugal last week after being granted compassionate leave. 

Ryan Giggs confirmed last Wednesday that James could possibly miss the Euro 2020 qualifiers with funeral arrangements yet to be confirmed. 

'For me, football comes second in these situations and it's a case of whatever Dan chooses,' Giggs said.

'But as a manager, it's great for me to have him, considering what he's done in the last six months.'

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has also joined up with the squad after recovering from injury woes. 

Davies had originally been left out by manager Ryan Giggs due to his struggles with an ongoing groin problem but has now hooked up with the squad.

It had been expected the 26-year-old would undergo surgery after Spurs' involvement in the Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday to correct the problem.

But a Football Association of Wales statement on Tuesday morning said: 'Ben Davies has joined up with the Wales squad this morning as his scheduled treatment has been postponed.'

Davies' availability is a boost for a Wales squad who beat Slovakia in March to get their Euro 2020 campaign off to a winning start.

But it remains to be seen whether two matches in four days is too much for Davies and whether he features in the second game against Hungary in Budapest.

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