Having secured four points from the first two games in group D, Wales will be hoping to continue their good form as they welcome Armenia to Cardiff City Stadium on Friday night.
Nathan Broadhead was the hero in the opening match against Croatia, with his late goal securing a valuable point for his team on debut.
A more familiar figure won the game for Wales last time out against Latvia as Kieffer Moore headed in from a Dan James cross to seal the three points. Another goal for Kieffer Moore on Friday night would put him level with Sam Vokes on the Welsh top scorers’ list (11 goals).
Wales are in currently sat in second place in group D, level with Croatia on four points. A draw would therefore lift Wales to the top of the table with Croatia not playing in this international window because of their Nations League final match on Sunday.
Friday night’s opponents are Armenia who will be playing without their top scorer Henrikh Mkhitaryan after he announced his retirement from international football in 2022.
Armenia have only played one game in the group thu far, losing by two goals to one at home against Turkey. This means they sit fourth place in the table.
David Brooks is back in the squad for the first time in two years since being diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma in October 2021. Brooks returned to play for Bournemouth in March 2023 making six appearances in the English Premier League.
Wayne Hennessey, Ben Davies and Brennan Johnson also return to the squad after missing the opening games of the campaign through injuries.
Absences from the last squad – Tom King, Tom Lockyer, Wes Burns, Sorba Thomas and Mark Harris. Lockyer for obvious reasons who continues to recover from time in hospital after collapsing in the final of the championship play-off final.
Morgan Fox, Joe Low, Luke Harris and Liam Cullen are the four uncapped players in the squad. In the absence of Tom Lockyer, this is the first time that Joe Low has been called up to the full team after impressing in the training camp last month.
Tom King was called up as back-up goalkeeper on Saturday 10th June.
Wales v Armenia live on S4C and online – Friday night at 19:20 with kick-off at 19:45