BOSS Ryan Giggs insisted Wales were “monitoring” the injury situation regarding Cherries star David Brooks – but added international friendlies in March “will probably come too quickly” for him.

Former Sheffield United man Brooks is yet to kick a ball competitively this season, having suffered ankle ligament damage in a pre-season friendly at Brentford back in July.

He has undergone two operations on the problem. Cherries manager Eddie Howe earlier this month said: “We hope he’s on that final part to get back to full fitness”.

Wales host Austria in Swansea on Friday, March 27, before a game against the United States in Cardiff four days later.

Giggs told the BBC: "With Brooksy he's looking to be back training in March, so the games will probably come too quickly.

"He's been a big miss because he's great to have around the place with his personality and he's such a talented player.

"We're just monitoring it all the time, and Chris Mepham who's also at Bournemouth and he's coming along nicely.

"Even over a month away for the March games, never mind the Euros, there are question marks."

The Dragons kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against Switzerland in Baku on June 13.