West Ham United defender James Collins has been named in the Wales squad for his country's 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Finland and Germany.
The 25-year-old, who is back in training after a hamstring strain, is in line to earn his 28th and 29th caps in the Group Four fixtures at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
The powerful centre-back has been an important figure for John Toshack's squad in their bid to reach next summer's finals in South Africa. Wales go into the pair of matches - to be held on Saturday 28 March and Wednesday 1 April respectively - third in their group, level on points with second-placed Russia.
Collins' West Ham team-mate Jack Collison misses out on selection after suffering a knee injury in the 1-0 Premier League victory at Wigan Athletic on Wednesday 4 March. The midfielder, who has four caps, is expected to be sidelined for out of action for around six weeks.
Azerbaijan and Liechtenstein round out Wales' six-team group, with the top team - currently Germany - qualifying automatically for the World Cup finals. Should Wales finish second, they will face a play-off against one of seven other second-placed finishers in the UEFA qualifying competition.
Wales have not reached a major tournament since qualifying for the World Cup in 1958, when they reached the quarter-finals before Pele's goal sent them to a 1-0 defeat by Brazil.