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Captain Ashley Williams left out of Wales squad as he continues to search for new club while star man Gareth Bale gives Ryan Giggs a timely boost Ashley Williams is without a club after being released by Everton in June   Ryan Giggs has decided to leave the centre back out of his 26-man squad  Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Daniel James have all been included

By Phil Blanche, Press Association

Published: 23:53 BST, 20 August 2019 | Updated: 23:57 BST, 20 August 2019

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Wales captain Ashley Williams has been left out for the squad for the crunch Euro 2020 qualifier against Azerbaijan next month.

Williams, who turns 35 on Friday, is the third most capped Wales player of all time with only Chris Gunter (95) and Neville Southall (92) having made more than his 86 appearances.

But the veteran centre half, who made his name at Swansea and spent last season on loan at Stoke, has been without a club since being released by Everton in June. 

Wales captain Ashley Williams has been left out of Ryan Giggs' 26-man squad

Wales captain Ashley Williams has been left out of Ryan Giggs' 26-man squad

Gareth Bale has been named in the squad after returning to Zinedine Zidane's first-team plans

Gareth Bale has been named in the squad after returning to Zinedine Zidane's first-team plans

WALES SQUAD 

Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Leicester), Adam Davies (Stoke), Connor Roberts (Swansea), Chris Gunter (Reading), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), James Lawrence (Anderlecht), Tom Lockyer (Charlton), Joe Rodon (Swansea), Neil Taylor (Aston Villa), Ben Davies (Tottenham), Ethan Ampadu (RB Leipzig, on loan from Chelsea), Joe Allen (Stoke), Matthew Smith (QPR, on loan from Manchester City), Will Vaulks (Cardiff), Jonny Williams (Charlton), Aaron Ramsey (Juventus), Joe Morrell (Lincoln, on loan from Bristol City), Harry Wilson (Bournemouth, on loan from Liverpool), Daniel James (

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