TWO local lads have made the Wales squad for the first time, but there's still no room for Wrexham's Paul Mullin.

Rob Page announced his squad at the Racecourse this morning (October 4) ahead of their friendly against Gibraltar on October 11 and vital Group D qualifier against Croatia at Cardiff City Stadium on October 15.

Wrexham will host a Wales game at the Stok Cae Ras for the first time since 2019 next week and there will be a touch of home comforts for two squad members.

Reading's Charlie Savage, son of Wrexham-born Robbie has made the squad as has Liverpool's Owen Beck, who originates from Flintshire and is great-nephew to Welsh icon Ian Rush.

There is still no room in the Welsh squad for Mullin however, who has recently returned from a punctured lung suffered in Wrexham's pre-season tour of America. 

Page has previously stated that the Reds striker would be considered for selection if he was scoring goals in League Two. 

It appears the Wrexham star's two goals against Crewe Alexandra at the weekend weren't enough to force his way into a Welsh squad missing a few big names. 

Both Aaron Ramsey and Brennan Johnson are both out of the upcoming internationals.

Ramsey damaged his right knee in training last month and there are fears the 32-year-old midfielder may need surgery after missing Cardiff’s last five games.

Tottenham midfielder Johnson sustained a hamstring injury in his side’s recent 2-2 draw at Arsenal and sat out Saturday’s win against Liverpool.

The pair’s absence is a huge blow to under-pressure Page, whose side sit fourth in their group after winning only two of their first five matches.

Leeds winger Daniel James returns to the squad after missing last month’s Euro 2024 qualifying victory in Latvia.

Bournemouth striker Kieffer Moore is available for the Croatia game after missing the last two Euro qualifiers due to the red card he received against Armenia in June.

Page eased some of the pressure on him last month with Wales’ 2-0 victory in Latvia.

But his side still face an uphill battle to secure automatic qualification for next summer’s finals in Germany through a top-two finish.

Wales realistically need to avoid defeat against 2022 World Cup semi-finalists Croatia and win their final two games in Armenia and at home to Turkey in November to do so.