GWENT'S James Collins and Carl Fletcher are in line to start for Wales tomorrow night with Simon Davies returned to his rightful midfield position as Mark Hughes searches for three vital points against Poland.

Even the prospect of a draw is unthinkable for Sparky in his last game as national team boss and with Andy Melville ruled out with a calf strain, Hughes must return to the drawing board after Saturday's mauling.

On paper, losing 2-0 to England is not disastrous, but the manner of the defeat did nothing to suggest that Wales are even capable of beating Poland.

After failing to win any of their first three games Wales look like a team who are going backwards fast after failing to overcome the hangover they suffered in losing to Russia in the Euro 2004 playoff.

Therefore Hughes will turn to James Collins, John Oster, Carl Fletcher or the fit again Rhys Weston against the Poles, in a last-ditch bid to boost his rearguard and increase his attacking options.

Tottenham star Davies looked painfully ill at ease with his defensive duties at Old Trafford on Saturday filling in as an emergency right-back and he is set to return to the wing as Wales switch to 4-4-2.

Gwent star Collins is the obvious man to step into the back-line in place of Melville as the only fit centre-back in the squad but huge question marks remain over his international credentials after he endured a nightmare against Northern Ireland last month.

Collins was at fault for the second N.I. goal and was caught in possession and out of position far too many times, in what could at best be described as a naive performance.

But Collins is without question a resilient, positive person who would relish rather than fear a second chance alongside Danny Gabbidon, who was immense at Old Trafford.

If Hughes does decide that Collins is not yet ready to step into the breach then Cardiff right-back Rhys Weston, John Oster or Carl Fletcher, whose family hail from Ebbw Vale, will play at right-back, meaning Mark Delaney will again deputise in central defence.

Robbie Savage is certain to be recalled after missing the England game through suspension which will mean a midfield of Giggs, Davies, Speed and Savage.

Craig Bellamy will certainly start in attack through the centre, a luxury neither his club nor his country have allowed him in recent weeks.

However, the big question remains as to who partners Bellamy and in such a do or die game surely the time has come for Hughes to drop John Hartson, admits himself that he is not at his best, in favour of Robert Earnshaw.

Hartson is exactly the kind of player who should have been causing the England players trouble on Saturday by throwing about his giant frame and contesting every ball, but he was far more David than Goliath and Earnshaw is worthy of a chance.

After all, this is no time for caution, it's make or break.