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Giggs banking on Bale to end the season on a high as Wales take on Hungary

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Wales Manager Ryan Giggs says Gareth Bale has "shaken off" his end-of-season rust and is ready to finish the campaign on a high with Wales.

Giggs' side meet Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday night, with precious Euro 2020 qualifying points at stake.

Wales fans enjoying the atmosphere and hot weather in Croatia. Credit: Goran Stanzl/PIXSELL/Pixsell/PA Images

Wales hope to claw back the three-point deficit on Group E leaders Hungary and are looking to captain Bale to end his goal drought at the Groupama Arena.

The Real Madrid star has gone three months without a goal for club and country, and has suffered huge frustration in Spain after losing his first-team place towards the end of the season.

Wales lost 2-1 against Croatia dropping to third place in their group. Credit: Goran Stanzl/PIXSELL/Pixsell/PA Images

The Wales Manager backed his captain's performance in Croatia though.

I was happy with Gareth's performance in Croatia. He had a couple of chances and on another day they go in.

It was his first game in six weeks, we had a great build-up in Portugal and a great week at Colliers Park.

Gareth grew into the game, not playing for six weeks that might be understandable. Hopefully he's saving it for Hungary.

– Ryan Giggs, Wales manager

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