Gabbs set for Saturday

Danny Gabbidon could return to the new Cardiff City Stadium this Saturday as Wales take on Scotland in a friendly but Jack Collison has withdrawn from the squad.

Gabbidon, who will join up with his country on Tuesday after working at Chadwell Heath on Monday, has not figured for West Ham United since 19 September. He has had minor calf and hip injuries but has been working on his fitness and will hope to feature at the weekend.

The 30-year-old made his long-awaited playing return in a friendly at the new home of Cardiff City back on 6 July after a year and a half out with a long-term abdominal problem. He last played for Wales in the 3-1 defeat by Russia in a FIFA World Cup qualifier on 9 September that ended their chances of reaching next summer's finals.

With Wales beginning preparations for the UEFA EURO 2012 qualification programme next year, Gabbidon will also hope to win his 43rd cap in order to push his claims against those of Matthew Upson, Manuel Da Costa and James Tomkins when it comes to selection for Saturday week's match at Hull City. Collison, meanwhile, was substituted at half-time in Sunday's 2-1 defeat by Aston Villa with a knock and was subsequently withdrawn from international duty.