Matt Smith: Wales boss Ryan Giggs to consider Twente's release request

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Matt Smith 'trying to keep everyone happy' for Wales and FC Twente games
Uefa Nations League: Wales v Denmark
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium Date: Fri, 16 Nov Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
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Wales manager Ryan Giggs will have talks with FC Twente over releasing midfielder Matt Smith back to the club for a Dutch league game.

Smith, 18, is on a season-long loan at FC Twente from Manchester City.

FC Twente want Smith for a fixture on 18 November, which falls between Wales' games against Denmark and Albania and is in Fifa's window for internationals.

"We'll have dialogue over next week or so. I'll talk to Matty and the club and see where we are," Giggs said.

"That's something we've got to monitor over next week or so.

"We have a huge game on the Friday and he's an important member of the squad."

Wales host Denmark in Cardiff in the Nations League on Friday, 16 November and face Albania in a friendly in Elbasan on Tuesday, 20 November.

FC Twente are at home to Go Ahead Eagles on Sunday, 18 November.

Wales will have the final say over whether Smith is available for Twente, whose technical director Ted van Leeuwen said they were happy to wait for Giggs' decision.

"He (Giggs) could have closed the doors and he did not. We have to wait to see what happens in case he decides differently to our disadvantage. We will respect that.

"There is no pressure, we don't put any pressure on Matthew. We knew the situation up front."

He added: "We are a very big club in a small league. We have only lost two games and these were the games Matthew was not involved because he was with Wales.

"There is no proof in football that it would have been different with him, but we think there is a relation for sure."

Van Leeuwen said the club were happy to wait for a decision from Giggs.

He added: "I expect they have to wait and see who is injured in the coming week.

"There are a lot of things the international team coach has to consider. But we are grateful he even wants to consider it."