THE international retirement of Euro 2016 hero Hal Robson-Kanu could open the door for Newport’s Ellis Harrison to make the senior Wales squad.

Robson-Kanu, who scored in Wales’ wins over Slovakia and Belgium in France two years ago, has decided to concentrate on his club career with West Bromwich Albion.

He was not included in the squad for next week’s Nations League matches against the Republic of Ireland and Denmark.

“Hal, unfortunately, has taken the decision to retire,” explained national manager Ryan Giggs.

“I spoke with him on Tuesday and it was a really difficult decision for him.

“He’s had a tough six months or so. He had a real difficult birth with his baby and also he wanted to concentrate on his club career with West Brom.

“It’s a tough league in the Championship and he just feels that time away from his family at this point wouldn’t be good for him or for us.

“I think it’s a good time to remember that iconic night against Belgium when he scored that goal and he will forever be an icon for Welsh fans after scoring that goal that night.

“I wish him all the best on and off the pitch going forward.”

The 29-year-old’s decision leaves Sam Vokes as the only senior striker available to Giggs.

Leeds United teenager Tyler Roberts has been drafted in to the squad for the matches again Ireland in Cardiff on September 6 and the Danes in Aarhus on September 9.

But Giggs revealed that he is also monitoring the progress of Newport-born Harrison, who joined Championship club Ipswich Town from Bristol Rovers for £750,000 last month, amongst others.

“With the news of Hal there’s a spot there and there’s a few options,” said the boss. “I watched Tyler Roberts on Tuesday and he did well. It’s a chance for me to look at him and a chance for him to shine.

“Gwion Edwards is someone who we’ve been monitoring, Ellis Harrison as well, Emyr Huws, George Thomas and Rabbi Matondo.

“Depending on form and injuries there will be a lot of changing about in the next three camps.”