Ex England Under-20 international team Jordan James was called up to the squad Wales squad for the League of Nations games against Belgium and Poland.

In a double blow for Wales boss Robert Page, however, the Tottenham defenders Ben Davis and Swansea midfielder Joe Allen removed.

Davies suffered a broken bone below his knee during Spurs’ Champions League defeat to Sporting Lisbon last week.

Ben Davies ruled out of Wales’ Nations League games against Belgium and Poland (David Davies/Pennsylvania)

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Meanwhile, Allen picked up a hamstring problem during Swansea’s win over Championship rivals Hull on Saturday.

Hereford-born Birmingham midfielder James has returned to the Wales squad, making two substitute appearances for England under-20s in March.

James, whose father is Welsh, made his Wales Under-18s debut against England last year and four days ago he was named in the Wales Under-21s squad for a friendly against Austria later this month.

Wales Under-21 manager Matty Jones said: “A lot of the players are dual nationals and will attract a lot of attention from other countries. It becomes a competition for us.

“Jordan was somewhat disappointed with his experience (in England) for a number of reasons and we are delighted that he has returned to his brothers with open arms.”

James, 18, has won his first call-up to the first team as Wales face Belgium in Brussels on Thursday before hosting Poland in Cardiff three days later.


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