Wales boss Chris Coleman ready to turn to Craig Bellamy
Chris Coleman looks set for talks with Craig Bellamy as Wales aim to recover from their 6-1 Serbia defeat.
The striker, who missed the Group A defeats to Belgium and Serbia due to a calf injury, recently told a national newspaper he is going through the "worst time of his life" following the death of former Wales manager Gary Speed last year.
Bellamy, 33, said the news of his death has "affected everything," including his marriage.
It was thought that Bellamy would play through the World Cup qualifiers, but Tuesday's loss combined with his current personal problems could convince him reconsider.
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Wales look to rebuild against Scotland next month after a run of five straight defeats.
But Coleman says Bellamy has to be sure he wants to be involved.
“I saw Craig last week at the team hotel and he was okay in himself,” Coleman said.
“He has said himself what he wants to say about his own situation.
“And I’ll sit down with him and find out what he is thinking.
“Of course, a fit, healthy and motivated Craig Bellamy would be an asset to us.”
“Bear in mind this is a conversation I’ve already had with him (Bellamy) once.
“Craig is very much his own man – always has been – and there are only so many times you can travel down the same road with someone.
“But he needs to be sure in his own mind – not mine – that playing would be something he wants.
“And he needs to be clear, really clear, because the environment of international football is not the place to be if you are not in the right place to deal with the challenges it brings.”