Chris Coleman is ignoring the brickbats ahead of Wales' vital double header this month
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Gareth Bale has been named in the Wales squad to face Macedonia and Belgium, but will not play a part in either match.
The Real Madrid forward has made just three appearances for the Spanish club since making his world-record move from Tottenham, and is currently sidelined by a thigh injury.
– Wales manager Chris Coleman.
We have spoken to the doctor and we will be without him, but we said all along it is very tough for him to have had no pre-season and be thrown in at the deep end.
Ashley Williams remains sidelined for Swansea's Europa League meeting with St Gallen, and manager Michael Laudrup has again urged Wales boss Chris Coleman to prioritise the defender's welfare ahead of his own concerns.
Coleman, who names his Wales squad on Thursday, will desperately want to include Williams in his team to play Macedonia and Belgium, with his position under scrutiny with the nation bottom of their World Cup qualifying group.
We have not spoken, I haven't had time. Let's see what happens in the next few days and what we decide for Sunday.
If Ashley is playing or not, I am saying he should still go with Wales so the medical staff can look at him and then do the best for one person, for Ashley - not Swansea or the national side.
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale has gone for a scan on a groin strain suffered in training before Friday's defeat in Macedonia, Wales manager Chris Coleman has confirmed.