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Wales hit by Matthews injury

Wales manager Chris Coleman has received more bad new ahead of the forthcoming match with Andorra after Adam Matthews pulled out of the squad.

The Celtic full-back was substituted at half-time in his team's 1-1 draw with Dundee at Dens Park on Sunday because of a groin problem.

Matthews has become the third player to pull out of Wales' squad through injury ahead of their opening European qualifier.

The 22-year-old follows Reading winger Hal Robson-Kanu and West Ham's James Collins in withdrawing from Chris Coleman's squad for the game on 9 September.

A statement from the Football Association of Wales said Cardiff's Declan John had been called up from the Under-21s to replace Matthews. Newcastle's Paul Dummett and Reading's Jake Taylor have already received late calls.

Wales will discover later on Tuesday where the game will be played as there may be issues with the surface at Andorra's ground.