Bellamy to miss Wales friendly

Manchester City’s Craig Bellamy has pulled out of Wales’ friendly with Croatia through injury.

The 30-year-old forward is the latest player to withdraw from the squad for Sunday’s game after picking up a calf injury.

Bellamy was set to return to the international fold after missing the last three games but he has been advised to stay behind to receive treatment from City’s medical staff.

James Collins, Danny Gabbidon, Simon Davies, Andy King, David Cotterill and Ched Evans will all also miss the international friendly against the nation currently ranked ninth in the world.

Coach John Toshack was already denied the services of long-term injured quartet Aaron Ramsey, Jack Collison, Gareth Bale and Joe Allen.

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