Bellamy Must Decide

05 October 2012 01:06
Wales manager Chris Coleman has left the door open for former Newcastle United striker Craig Bellamy .

. to still be added to his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers after initially omitting the Cardiff striker.  

Bellamy was not among the the 21-man group announced today but Coleman has left two places open in his squad for the matches against Scotland and Croatia.

One of those could be taken by Bellamy and Coleman is expecting to hear from the 33-year-old about his availability on Sunday after Cardiff's trip to Ipswich in the npower Championship tomorrow.

Bellamy missed Wales' opening two Group A matches after suffering a calf injury while playing for his club but he has started Cardiff's last three matches and scored the opening goal in their 2-1 victory over Birmingham on Tuesday before being substituted later on.

Coleman: "Players like Craig don't come along all the time.

"We need to know from Craig whether he is staying with us or whether he isn't. If he is not, we have to move forward."

Without Bellamy, Wales suffered a 2-0 defeat to Belgium in their opening qualifier last month before being thrashed 6-1 in Serbia in their second outing.