Wales' Euro 2020 squad: Who missed out?
LAGOS, PORTUGAL - MAY 27: Players of Wales during a Training Session on May 27, 2021, in Lagos, Portugal. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Rob Page threw only one major curveball when announcing his squad for UEFA Euro 2020 - Ruben Colwill. However, it seemed as though fans were expecting to see a few new faces. So who missed out on the 26-man squad?

Brennan Johnson

It is safe to say that Brennan Johnson has had the season of his life. Out on loan at League One's Lincoln City from Championship side, Nottingham Forest. Johnson has taken the opportunity to play first-team football in his stride.

The Welsh attacking midfielder racked up 10 goals and 12 assists in 40 League One appearances, along with a goal and an assist in the FA Cup.

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Johnson also played a big part in Lincoln City reaching the League One play-offs. His goal against Sunderland in the first leg helped clinch a spot in the final, playing every minute of the three games. However, the Imps narrowly missed out on promotion to Blackpool FC.

Johnson has played all over the pitch, ranging from centre-forward, all the way back to defensive midfielder.

His name did not appear on the list for the 26-man squad, though, leaving many Wales supporters bewildered.

Will Vaulks

After missing out on the last Wales squad, most fans will have been expecting a call-up for Cardiff City's Will Vaulks for Euro 2020, especially after displaying his disappointment and questioning his future with Wales.

Vaulks is the perfect cover for Joe Allen, sitting back and breaking up the opposition's play, and can shift to centre-back or full-back. So why was he not chosen as part of the 26-man squad?

The short answer - only the coach will know.

Even being a defensive midfielder, he still got himself in attacking areas. In 42 Championship appearances, Vaulks recorded five goals and two assists. The midfielder got one of each against Derby County in a 4-0 win in March - a very good return from a defensive player.

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Vaulks was even named as the 2021 Championship PFA Player in the Community by the EFL, showing his love and appreciation for the fans as well as just playing football.

Allen has had an injury-hit season, only appearing on 20 occasions. So bringing a player of Vaulks' calibre makes a lot of sense.

Hal Robson-Kanu

Wales' Euro 2016 hero. A nomination for the FIFA Puskás Award with THAT goal against Belgium in the semi-final. A winner against Slovakia to make the Red Wall erupt. All while without a club after being released by Reading FC

(3:35 in the video for Hal Robson-Kanu's Cruyff turn wonder-goal).

Despite retiring from international football in 2018, the West Bromwich Albion man reversed his decision and joined the Wales camp for matches against Finland and Bulgaria.

It seems that Robson-Kanu's actions in the last Wales camp, however, has cost him. Along with Rabbi Matondo and Tyler Roberts, he was sent home early for breaching COVID-19 protocols. This could be a factor in why he was not called up to the squad again, although Roberts has been.

Robson-Kanu would have brought experience to a young Wales dressing room with 45 caps for Wales.

With Kieffer Moore, Harry Wilson and Gareth Bale all on-form, Robson-Kanu would most likely spend most of the tournament sat on the bench. A few fans must have just been wanting the 32-year-old at Euro 2020, hoping for a repeat of the famous 2016 goal.

Who were you expecting to be involved? And maybe, who should be replaced with the players named above?

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