Toshack angered by Bellamy no-show

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Craig Bellamy's Wales future could be in jeopardy following his failure to show up for the trip to face Montenegro.

Wales boss John Toshack is privately seething that Manchester City "forgot" to inform the Football Association of Wales that their captain was not fit for the trip to the Balkans, and Wednesday's match.

An FAW source said: "Craig was due to report to the team hotel on Sunday evening, but did not arrive. Messages were left on his answer-phone but he did not reply."

The source continued: "When the squad left the team hotel in the morning heading for the airport, we still had not heard from player or club.

"Frankly we are surprised that someone could not have picked up the phone and rung the manager to tell him the situation. It is not as if there are no Welshmen at City."

"Craig could have rung John Toshack at the team hotel himself, that does not seem too difficult."

The FAW are stunned by City's explanation that they forgot to notify them over Bellamy's situation.

City issued a statement today saying: "Craig Bellamy is continuing his fitness and rehabilitation work following a knee injury.

"He suffered a reaction following Saturday's game against Celtic and is therefore unavailable to represent Wales in this week's friendly against Montenegro.

"Craig's situation should have been communicated to the Football Association of Wales over the weekend, but a misunderstanding on the process meant this was regrettably not done until today."

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