Gabbidon back for Wales
Hammers defender should be ready for Montenegro trip
Last Updated: August 19, 2010 5:28pm
Gabiddon: Back for Welsh
West Ham defender Danny Gabbidon has been named in the Wales squad for their first Euro 2012 qualifier.
The 30-year-old has suffered with serious injuries over recent years, the latest a groin injury that had not seen him play competitively since last April.
Gabbidon was named on the bench for Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa in the Hammers' opening game of the Premier League season.
He was not risked by manager John Toshack for their friendly victory over Luxemboug earlier in August; however he is set to play a part in their game at Montenegro on 3rd September.
The former Cardiff centre-back has not played for Wales since their friendly victory over Scotland in November.
Toshack has also recalled Villa defender James Collins to the 25-man contingent, who has missed the last two international fixtures.
Collins was absent from the Luxembourg win wth a calf injury, but despite not being selected for his club's Europa League tie at Rapid Vienna on Thursday, he is expected to be fit for the trip to Podgorica.
Toshack surprised many by naming his squad a day before he had originally announced, also sticking with the 17-man setup that won 5-1 against Luxembourg.
St Mirren's Andy Dorman, who made his debut in Croatia after two outings as an unused substitute, returns to the squad after missing out last time.
Gareth Bale, Darcy Blake, David Edwards, Simon Church and Ched Evans are the other faces in Toshack's squad that did not feature in the last game.