NEWPORT'S Lee Evans has retained his place in the Wales squad for next month's 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Moldova.

The former Newport County AFC midfielder, who is now on loan at Wigan Athletic in League One, was an unused substitute as Wales drew 1-1 in Serbia in June.

Evans has made 13 under-21 appearances but has yet to win a senior cap.

National manager Chris Coleman has selected fellow uncapped players Adam Davies, Tom Lockyer, Ethan Ampadu, Marley Watkins and Ben Woodburn.

Coleman also welcomes back Gareth Bale from suspension and Newport's James Collins after injury.

Joe Ledley is in the squad despite being without a club after leaving Crystal Palace this summer.