TOM King will hope to follow in the footsteps of his former Newport County AFC rival Nick Townsend by becoming an international goalkeeper this summer after being called up by Wales.

The 27-year-old, who joined Salford City last year, has been called up to the squad for the Nations Cup encounters with Belgium and the Netherlands because of injuries to leading stoppers Wayne Hennessey and Danny Ward.

Adam Davies came on for the second half of the 2-1 defeat to the Dutch at Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday evening and could be in line to start against the Belgians on Saturday, a clash that is followed by a midweek trip to Rotterdam.

Boss Robert Page said after the Holland defeat: "Danny has had a slight issue with his knee, it has flared up at half-time and he couldn't continue so that was forced on us."

King has been an unused substitute on a number of occasions at international level when third in the pecking order.

If Hennessey and Ward are not risked then the former County man could win an elusive cap should boss Page switch his 'keeper during the game.

Townsend is representing Antigua and Barbuda this summer and kept clean sheets against both Barbados and Guadeloupe in the Concacaf Nations League.

The West Midlander will finish international duty with a double-header against Cuba before returning to County to tussle with Joe Day for the starting spot.

Meanwhile, Kieffer Moore has been ruled out of Wales' games with Belgium and the return Netherlands fixture with an unspecified injury.

Midfielder Joe Morrell was also forced off on Wednesday with what Page described as a "problem on his foot".