Bale poised for Wales return

Gareth Bale is set to make his first appearance for Wales in 10 months against Australia at the Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday night.

Last Updated: 09/08/11 at 17:03

Bale: Set to start against Australia

Bale: Set to start against Australia

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Tottenham winger has not featured under current manager Gary Speed after injuries ruled him out of the entire Carling Nations Cup campaign and the Euro 2012 defeat to England.

The 22-year-old is set to feature against the Socceroos and Speed said: "Hopefully Gareth will feature, he has looked good in training this week and we are keen for him to play a part tomorrow.

"He had a great season last year and hopefully he can kick on from there for Spurs and for Wales."

Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy is expected to be handed a starting role despite starting the season without first-team football after finding opportunities limited under Roberto Mancini.

One man who will not feature is Sheffield United striker Ched Evans.

Evans was last week charged with rape - a charge he strenuously denies - but Speed insisted off-field matters have had no impact upon his decision.

He added: "Ched will play no part tomorrow night, but that does not relate to anything else.

"He is carrying a bit of an ankle knock and that is the reason."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Fixtures

Wednesday, 25 March 2015
15:00
Germany v Australia  
19:45
Scotland v Rep Ire  
Thursday, 26 March 2015
20:00
France v Brazil  
Friday, 27 March 2015
15:00
Costa Rica v Paraguay  
Japan v Tunisia  
Peru v Chile  
Sunday, 29 March 2015
19:45
France v Denmark  
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
16:00
Austria v Bos&Herz  
Estonia v Iceland  
Italy v England  

Footer 365

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini confident James Milner will sign new deal at Manchester City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident James Milner will soon sign a new contract with the club.

Burnley: 'We're still underdogs' says manager Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche says Burnley will remain underdogs for most of their games but will at least "be taken more seriously".

Louis van Gaal: I'll ignore Sir Alex Ferguson and chase perfection at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal will continue to demand more from Manchester United despite Sir Alex Ferguson telling him: 'It's results that count'.

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property