Aaron Ramsey has withdrawn from the Wales squad for the Euro 2020 qualifying match against Azerbaijan next month.

Ramsey has not played a full match since injuring a hamstring playing for Arsenal in April.

He has made only one appearance off the bench since his transfer to Juventus, in a friendly against Triestina when he played 20 minutes.

Dylan Levitt steps up from the under-21 squad to replace him in the squad.

It is understood Ryan Giggs’ management team are concerned about Ramsey’s match fitness after such a long lay-off without a competitive game.

Wales are fourth in Group E after away defeats against Croatia and Hungary in June.

They started their campaign with a 1-0 win at home against Slovakia, and desperately need a positive result against Azerbaijan at Cardiff City Stadium on 6 September before a friendly against Belarus at the same venue three days later.

It means Giggs’ side will be without another experienced player following the omission of long-time captain Ashley from the squad.

Ramsey has scored 14 goals in 58 Wales appearances, but has yet to make an appearance in the current campaign.

Academy player Levitt, 18, was an unused substitute for Wales’ 2-1 defeat against Croatia in Osijek on 8 June.

Wales squad

Wayne Hennessey (), Danny Ward (), Adam Davies (), Chris Gunter (Reading), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Neil Taylor (Aston Villa), Connor Roberts (Swansea City), Ethan Ampadu (, on loan from ), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic), James Lawrence (Anderlecht), Joe Rodon (Swansea City), Dylan Levitt (), Joe Allen (), Jonny (Charlton), Harry Wilson (Bournemouth, on loan from ), Matthew Smith (QPR, on loan from ), Daniel James (), Will Vaulks (Cardiff City), Joe Morrell (Lincoln City, on loan from Bristol City), Gareth Bale (), Sam Vokes (), Tom Lawrence (Derby County), Ben Woodburn (Oxford United, on loan from ), Ryan Hedges (Aberdeen), Kieffer Moore (Wigan Athletic).


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