Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward trains with Wales & fit to face Denmark

Gareth Bale in action for Wales
Gareth Bale was absent for last month's defeat by Spain and the Nations League win in the Republic of Ireland through injury
Uefa Nations League: Wales v Denmark
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium Date: Fri, 16 Nov Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary; also highlights on BBC Two Wales from 23:15 GMT.

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has returned to Wales training for their Nations League game against Denmark on Friday.

Bale is "fine" to play in the match according to Wales boss Ryan Giggs, who confirmed his return to training.

He received treatment after suffering an ankle injury during Real's 4-2 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday.

The 29-year-old sat out Wales training but the Football Association of Wales said there were "no serious problems".

"He's good. He's fine," Giggs confirmed. "He arrived a little bit later than the rest of the group after playing on Sunday evening. But he's fine, he's looked good this week and he's ready."

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale emerges for Wales training on Thursday morning

Giggs says he was not even aware Bale picked up the knock as he does not watch La Liga games.

"I don't know if you've heard but I haven't got Eleven Sports," he said. "I still haven't got my free subscription. He's been on a little bit of a different programme earlier in the week but the last couple of days he's been good."

Defenders Chris Mepham and Neil Taylor has been ruled out for the hosts with injury, while Wales have called up Kieron Freeman.

Swansea City centre-back Joe Rodon would have been in contention to take Mepham's place but he suffered a minor injury during the Swans' win at Bolton on Saturday.

‘Incentives’ for Wales to win group

"It's not ideal, Meps (Mepham) having to leave, George Thomas is not in the squad, he went over on his ankle at the weekend but that's coming along nicely. He's got a 50:50 chance for Albania, but everyone else is fine," Giggs confirmed.

Aston Villa left-back Taylor has also withdrawn from Wales' squad because of injury.

Denmark will be without their influential captain Simon Kjaer because of a hamstring problem.

A victory over Denmark in Cardiff on Friday would secure Wales' promotion to the top tier of the Nations League.

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