GARETH Bale has been named in a 31-man squad for Wales' opening Euro 2020 qualifier despite missing Real Madrid's last game.

Bale turned his ankle in the closing moments of Real's Champions League defeat to Ajax and sat out the 4-1 LaLiga win at Valladolid on Sunday.

Newport County AFC academy graduate Lee Evans has been recalled, while Rotherham midfielder Will Vaulks is called up for the first time as James Chester and Andy King miss out through injury.

Aston Villa defender Chester has not played since the end of January because of a knee problem, while Leicester midfielder King will not play again this season after damaging an ankle during a loan spell at Derby.

There could be a competitive debut for Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo, who won his first cap in November's friendly defeat against Albania.

Ryan Giggs' squad meet Trinidad & Tobago in a Wrexham friendly on March 20 before starting their Euro 2020 campaign against Slovakia in Cardiff four days later.

Meanwhile, County youngster Jay Foulston has been named in the Wales under-19 squad for the UEFA U19 Euro Championship Elite Round later this month.

Foulston, who is currently on loan at Merthyr Town, will hope to feature as Wales travel to the Netherlands where they will face the Dutch hosts, Spain and Slovenia.

Paul Bodin's team are aiming to become the first ever men’s under-19s Welsh team to reach the finals of an intermediate tournament.