NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn is hoping Lee Evans earns a first senior cap for Wales next month to boost his playing budget at Rodney Parade.

As part of the deal that saw Evans leave his hometown club for Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2013, County are due a bonus payment when the 23-year-old gets a start for the national team.

Evans, who is now on loan at League One Wigan Athletic, has made 13 under-21 appearances but is yet to make his senior debut.

He has, however, retained his place in the squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers at home to Austria on September 2 and away to Moldova on September 6.

And Flynn is delighted that the former Exiles star is still in national manager Chris Coleman’s thinking after being an unused substitute for the 1-1 draw in Serbia in June.

“Lee’s had a good start to the season and he’s a great lad,” said Flynn.

“He’s doing very well and he’s enjoying his time at Wigan.

“It would be great for our budget if he does get a start or an appearance, I’m not sure what the deal is but I think it’s a start to be honest.

“So I’d love to see him start and get the club some money and see Lee get a full Welsh cap.

“He’s definitely going to do it. I just hope it’s sooner rather than later and he goes on to win many more.”

Wales boss Coleman has selected fellow uncapped players Adam Davies, Tom Lockyer, Ethan Ampadu, Marley Watkins and Ben Woodburn.

He also welcomes back Gareth Bale from suspension and Newport’s James Collins after injury.

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

Coleman hopes Ledley's club future does not impact on his World Cup plans as he assesses whether the midfielder is fit enough to play next week.

Ledley’s only games since early-February have been in Wales' World Cup qualifiers against the Republic of Ireland and Serbia.

Coleman promised Ledley will start the crunch World Cup game against Austria in Cardiff on September 2 if he is "anywhere near fit enough.”

But Coleman also knows his plans could be disrupted if the 30-year-old finds a new club.

“I'm flabbergasted that Joe is not with a club," he said.

"He's obviously had offers, but if you look at how many games he's played and how many caps he's got, his experience, I can't believe he is not with a club.

"For us he's been instrumental and let's see how far we can get him this week for what's going to be a big challenge for us.

"He won't be happy when I say this but he may have extra (work) to do.

"We can't put him in danger. But if he can make it he'll start, even though he's not played since Serbia."

Coleman's plans for such a vital game - Wales are currently four points off Group D front-runners Serbia and the Republic of Ireland with four games to go - are complicated by the closure of the transfer window next Thursday.

He suffered in this respect 12 months ago when Hal Robson-Kanu left the Wales camp to sign a deal at West Brom, and Coleman hopes history does not repeat itself.

"Because Joe's a free agent we'd like it to wait," Coleman said.

"It's all about the first game and it depends on where he is physically whether he plays.

"So that will dictate whether he jumps in a car (to talk to a club) or if he stays with us."

Ledley's situation complicates a midfield area already without the suspended Joe Allen for the Austria game.

Emyr Huws is out of both games with an Achilles problem and Andy King and David Edwards have had limited game-time for Leicester and Wolves respectively this season, possibly opening the door for Evans.