Leicester City’s Andy King could feature in Wales’ clash tonight with Austria in the second round of World Cup Qualifying fixtures.
Leicester City’s veteran midfielder Andy King could be set to start in tonights clash between Austria and Wales, the top two seeds in Group D.
Wales manager Chris Coleman may elect to start King following an injury to Arsenal’s midfielder Aaron Ramsey who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury.
King is Leicester City’s top goalscorer from midfield of all time, despite being just 27 years old.
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Born in Devon, King joined the foxes from Chelsea’s academy when he was 16 and soon became a mainstay in the first team.
Andy then went on to become the first player to ever win the Premier League, Championship and League One all with the same club.
Wales are currently at the top of Group D, level on points with Austria but ahead on goal difference after walking over Moldova in a 4 – 0 win during the opening round of fixtures.
Wales entered Group D as top seeds following a successful Euro 2016 campaign which saw them reach the semi-finals before being knocked out in a 2- 0 loss by the eventual winners Portugal.
Austria were second seeds going into Group D and are Wales’ toughest challenge in the group. 3 points tonight could be massive in terms of qualifying as any dropped points would allow pressure to mount.
Wales have a strong following with the ‘Red Wall’ expected to be over 4,000 strong tonight in Vienna.
Speaking on their fans, Wales captain Ashley Williams said:
"“I’ve always said the travelling fans are brilliant. We saw that at the Euros throughout – it was unbelievable. At times when you need a lift, they gave it to us.”"
"“I think they know how much we appreciate them so hopefully they can stick with us and keep pushing us on.”"