Norwich City winger Marley Watkins drafted back into Wales squad

Marley Watkins has been called back into the Wales squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier against

Marley Watkins has been called back into the Wales squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Serbia. Picture: Jasonpix - Credit: Archant

Norwich City winger Marley Watkins has been drafted back into the Wales squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Serbia.

The 26-year-old, who will join the Canaries on a free transfer from Barnsley at the start of July, replaces Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn, who has a calf injury.

Watkins was initially left out of manager Chris Coleman's 23-man squad and was suffering with a slight thigh injury.

However, Woodburn's absence has seen Watkins called back into the squad.

The new Canaries signing received his first Wales call-up having scored 10 goals and set up nine for Barnsley this season, earning the former Cheltenham and Bath City man his move to Norfolk.

Watkins, who can wide or just behind the striker, was unveiled as a Norwich player last week. He was born in London but is also eligible to play for Wales and France through his parents.

Wales take on Serbia this Sunday without talisman Gareth Bale, who is suspended for the trip to Belgrade.

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