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Craig Bellamy is poised to make his first Wales appearance in 10 months after being named in John Toshack's squad to face Luxembourg next week.

The Manchester City striker has missed Wales' last four outings but was this afternoon included in a 23-man party for the friendly at Llanelli's Parc y Scarlets next Wednesday.

Millwall striker Steve Morison also features for the first time after pledging his allegiance to Wales while Cardiff defender Darcy Blake could also be in line for a first cap.

Bellamy's international future became the subject of speculation when Toshack overlooked him for a friendly against Sweden in March.

Toshack, however, stressed that he was merely taking the opportunity to explore other options as the player had indicated a preference to sit out friendlies due to a knee condition.

Any perceived differences between the pair then appeared to have been put aside in May as Bellamy was named in the initial squad for a friendly in Croatia.

He was later forced to pull out due to injury but his inclusion for next week's final match before the Euro 2012 qualifiers begin is a boost for Wales.

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