Wales expect Gareth Bale to be fit to face Scotland
WALES expect to have Gareth Bale fit and available as they target a World Cup double over Scotland at Hampden Park on Friday night.
The Tottenham winger has been in brilliant form of late, and broke Scottish hearts with a late double which gave Wales a 2-1 win when the sides met in Cardiff in October.
The 23-year-old suffered an ankle injury in Tottenham's 1-0 defeat against Fulham on Sunday, and has not yet trained this week after linking up with Chris Coleman's squad.
But there are no doubts over Bale's availability for the 'Battle of Britain' clash, and striker Sam Vokes believes the Spurs star's presence will be a significant boost.
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"We think he is going to be fit, he is in and around the team and will be training in the next couple of days with Friday in mind," he said.
"It is fantastic to play alongside him. The last couple of goals I have scored for Wales have come from his assists, and in the Scotland game here he turned the game on its head.
"He has been different class for club and country for a while now, every game he plays in he is excellent and he will be a big player for us on Friday."