ABSENT manager Ryan Giggs will play a role in Wales' World Cup qualifiers, with caretaker boss Robert Page declaring that it is "business as usual".

Giggs was arrested on suspicion of assaulting girlfriend Kate Greville at the start of November and missed Wales' Nations League games later that month.

The 47-year-old former Manchester United winger, who denies the allegations and has had his bail extended until May 1, will again be missing from the camp as Wales open their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign next week in Belgium before hosting the Czech Republic in Cardiff.

The Football Association of Wales said last week that Giggs would not be involved in the upcoming international camp.

However Page confirmed that Giggs was part of the selection process of the 31-man squad for those two qualifiers and a Cardiff friendly with Mexico sandwiched in between.

Asked if Giggs had a played a part in selection and would continue to do so, Page said: "Absolutely, of course. Like he does every other camp.

"All the staff will have input, gather and have conversations about the opposition and the analysis. No different to regards to that.

"It's the same as November. Business as usual. We've got three important games coming up, it's a big camp for us and one we're looking forward to."

Wales are just 89 days away from their opening game at the delayed Euro 2020 tournament, against Switzerland in Baku.

But Page says he has had no dialogue with the FAW - who last week announced that chief executive Jonathan Ford will be leaving on March 31 after losing the confidence of the FAW Council - over who is likely to be in charge at the European Championships.

"Those conversations need to be done further down the road," Page said.

"My main focus is on these three games and I'd rather not think about long-term yet.

"Get these games out of the way.

"It's difficult for Ryan, but we've got to make the focus is on the players.

"We've got to stay focused on the job in hand."