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Wrexham's 'oldest fan' to celebrate club's anniversary

97-year-old Tom Hughes, believed to be Wrexham F.C's oldest fan, is to attend the football club's 150th anniversary game against Grimsby this Saturday.

The only time Tom didn't attend a Wrexham game was during his service in WWII. Credit: ITV Wales News

Tom was just five years old when he was first taken by his father to watch The Dragons in action in 1921, and saw Wrexham play in their 100th anniversary match in 1964.

He's expected to be at the Racecourse this weekend with his own son Michael - another keen Wrexham fan.

See more on this story on tonight's Wales at Six.

Wales up against Bosnia in Euro qualifier

Wales training ahead of this evening's match against Bosnia. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Wales are in Euro Qualifying action as they take on Bosnia at the Cardiff City Stadium this evening, and manager Chris Coleman will be hoping for a positive result despite another withdrawal from his already injury-ravaged squad.

Emyr Hughes' ankle injury suffered in training on Wednesday brings the number of players Chris Coleman will be without up to ten.

"We lost him to an innocuous challenge in a small-sided game...We're going to have to send him back to Wigan. He's gone off for a scan as he's got a bad swelling around his ankle. It's disappointing but we'll have to get on with it."

– Chris Coleman, Wales Manager

Coleman already lost influential midfielders Aaron Ramey and Joe Allen before even naming the squad, and will be hoping Real Madrid star Gareth Bale will deliver in their absence.


Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Kyle Letheren (Dundee), Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere Rovers).

Defenders: James Chester (Hull City), Declan John (Cardiff City), Joe Walsh (Crawley Town), Ben Davies (Tottenham), Danny Gabbidon (Cardiff City), Chris Gunter (Reading), Samuel Ricketts (Wolves), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton), Ashley Williams (Swansea City).

Midfielders: David Cotterill (Birmingham City), David Edwards (Wolves), Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town), Andy King (Leicester City), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace).

Forwards: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Simon Church (Charlton), Tom Lawrence (Leicester City), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), Jake Taylor (Reading), George Williams (Fulham), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace).

Plaque to be unveiled at site of first Gilbern car

A blue plaque will be unveiled today to mark the location where the first Gilbern car was produced.


The classic car was the brainchild of Giles Smith from Pontypridd and his German engineer friend Bernard Friese, who put their names together and christened Wales' only production sports car.

Giles Smith was a butcher and it was in his butcher's shop in Church Village where the first car was produced in 1959.

Approximately 1100 Gilbern Cars were manufactured between then and the company's closure in 1973.



Wales add Edwards to squad

Gwion Edwards for Wales U21's Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Wales have called up Crawley Town and Wales Under 21 midfielder Gwion Edwards for the Euro 2016 qualifiers with Bosnia and Cyprus.

Manager Chris Coleman has been hit with a number of injuries with defenders James Collins and Paul Dummett and midfielders Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen and Lee Evans all missing for the matches at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Wales face Bosnia on Friday before hosting Cyprus three days later.

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