John Toshack has welcomed John Hartson's decision to make himself available for Wales again.
The Wales chief saw his side claim a 0-0 draw against Bulgaria at Swansea, where a target man was an option he did not have.
Now Hartson, having joined West Bromwich Albion and sorted out his difficult private live, has contacted Toshack and told him he wants to be considered again after retiring last season.
Toshack was careful with his thoughts about Hartson's return, making it clear that the big striker had not only been left out at the end of Mark Hughes' reign, but had also missed several Wales games under him and had not produced the goals when he had been picked.
But Hartson does give Toshack a different option up front, and the Wales chief said: "John told me last season his reasons for retiring, but he contacted me yesterday and said he would like to be considered again.
"That's great because it does give me that extra option. I must say the lads who have come in have done well, and I made it clear to John that with the style we will be playing at times it would not fit in with the way he plays.
"But I am happy that he is available if wanted. So he will be considered in the future."
Toshack was happy with the performance of his young side against the Bulgarians, and said: "I think we are going along in the right way. I don't know how long it will take for us to make an impact.
"But in this game we had enough chances to have won, even if their approach play was not matched by their finishing."
He added: "This was a tough game, it is a difficult time of the year with players not yet fully fit and short of match practice.
"You are worried about people getting injured at this time of the season with their league campaigns just about to start, or having just started."