A FEW thousand Wales fans will get the chance to bid farewell to the national team tonight, as Gareth Bale and co play their final Euro 2020 warm-up game at Cardiff City Stadium.

Seeing supporters return for the clash with Albania should give Robert Page’s men a huge lift before they tackle Switzerland in Azerbaijan a week today.

Further group games against Turkey and Italy will follow Wales’ tournament opener in Baku, with Page’s 26-man squad aiming to reach the knockout stages for a second competition running.

No-one will ever forget the journey that former boss Chris Coleman took Wales on during Euro 2016, as the side went all the way to the semi-finals before losing to eventual winners Portugal.

Several members of that Wales squad, including captain Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen, are back for another tilt at the best the continent has to offer.

And they are joined in Page’s ranks by the likes of teenager Rubin Colwill, a surprise inclusion in the stand-in manager’s party following just 191 minutes of senior football for Cardiff City.

Colwill made his Wales debut in Wednesday’s 3-0 friendly defeat to France, a game which saw Liverpool defender Neco Williams harshly sent off for handball in the first half.

Page had wanted Williams to build up match fitness ahead of his side’s Euro 2020 opener, and the boss stated after the final whistle in Nice that Wales would appeal his dismissal.

However, when speaking yesterday, Page said: “I had a meeting as late as 10pm last night, but there are no grounds for an appeal.

“It’s unbelievable, but it is what it is and we’ve had to change our plan. It is disappointing, but we’ve got to find a solution.”

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Also up for discussion at the pre-match press conference was the future of skipper Bale, who spent last season on loan at Spurs and has a year left on his Real Madrid contract.

Carlo Ancelotti’s decision to leave Everton and return to the Madrid hotseat is considered as increasing the chances of the Wales forward staying in Spain.

The Italian said this week he had a “lot of love” for Bale, who fell out of favour with previous manager Zinedine Zidane, and that he can have a future at the Bernabeu.

“I know Carlo Ancelotti is a great manager,” said Bale. “I get on with him really well, we had some great times in the past.”

Expanding on those comments in a Sky Sports interview, Bale added: “He’s returned to Real Madrid and he’s a great guy.

“We had a great time together at Real Madrid and I’m sure he’s going to be amazing in charge there.

“I spoke to him when we played Everton at the start of the season, we hugged and had a little chat which was nice.

“But I’m still in the same boat and haven’t thought about it too much. I’m concentrated on our preparation now and what’s going to happen in the Euros. I’ll sort the rest of it after.”

Bale, 31, said after the final game of his Tottenham loan spell that he knows where his future lies, but claimed it would “cause chaos” if he reveals it now.

Ancelotti was in charge when Bale joined Real from Spurs in September 2013 and the pair won the Champions League together later that season.

Bale said: “I know Carlo’s returned and I get on with him really well, and I’m not denying that, but I’m just concentrating on now.

“I’m sure I’ll have a conversation with him at some point and I’ll go from there when that happens.

“As soon as the Euros finishes then I’ll go from there.”