Kelly Smith return a boost for England - Fara Williams

Fara Williams (left) with Kelly Smith
Williams (left) hopes the return of Kelly Smith will help England to Euro 2013

England midfielder Fara Williams says the squad has been boosted with the return of Kelly Smith for Wednesday's Euro 2013 qualifier with Serbia.

Smith missed the 0-0 draw with the Netherlands in October through injury.

"Kelly is an amazing player and she's proved that over the years," Williams told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"If we'd have had Kelly in the game against Holland things might have been different. We didn't, but she's back now to prove she's still got it."

Williams eyeing victory over Serbia

Williams added: "Any team would miss her if she wasn't playing. She's a player that brings a lot of energy to our team especially going forward."

The Everton Ladies player had a penalty saved during last month's stalemate with the Netherlands, but she says the squad will not dwell on missed opportunities.

"If I'd have scored the penalty and we'd have got the three points we'd be sitting on top of the group," Williams continued. "But things happen, I didn't score it and we got the draw.

"We've got five games left and we need three points from each of the five games and that will take us to the top and see us through."

The opening to England's qualification for Euro 2013 did not go to plan after a 2-2 with Serbia in September, and the London-born midfielder has urged the team to put in an improved performance.

"Out in Serbia they made it difficult for us," said the 27-year-old. "We've looked back at the game numerous times now and there's a lot to take from it and build on in this game.

"We're going into it confident even though we only got a draw out there and we've worked on a lot of stuff this week and we can get a result."

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