Skipper Ashley Williams wants more Welsh sporting success

Ashley Williams

2014 World Cup qualifier - Scotland v Wales

Venue:
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Date:
Friday, 22 March
Kick-off:
20:00 GMT
Coverage:
Live commentary on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sport website

Captain Ashley Williams hopes Wales' footballers can continue the nation's sporting success with a 2014 World Cup qualifier win against Scotland at Hampden Park on Friday.

Welsh sports fans have seen Six Nations rugby success with a title-winning display against England.

And Williams' Swansea City have won the Capital One Cup and Cardiff City's bid for top-flight promotion goes on.

"It would be nice if we could... keep the momentum going," he said.

Defender Williams, 28, helped the Swans beat Bradford 5-0 at Wembley in February to take the Capital One Cup and they lie ninth in the Premier League under boss Michael Laudrup.

In the wake of Wales retaining Europe's rugby crown, the Swans' efforts and those of the Bluebirds, Williams says he and his international team-mates to enjoy similar success.

He said: "I was thinking about that the other night when I was watching a replay of the rugby game [against England].

"Everyone is still buzzing, rugby is a massive sport in Wales and it was a great day for everyone concerned.

"Swansea have had a good season, Cardiff are top of the league so it would be nice if we could carry that on and that is what we will be looking to do.

"Playing against Scotland gives it a little extra as well being a home nations game and both countries will be desperate to win."

Manager Chris Coleman's side will be looking to build on their recent friendly win over Austria. when they face Gordon Strachan's side.

It is Strachan's first competitive game in charge of the Scots.

Wales squad

Boaz Myhill (West Bromwich Albion), Lewis Price (Crystal Palace), Owain Fôn Williams (Tranmere Rovers), Ben Davies (Swansea City), James Collins (West Ham United), Chris Gunter (Reading), Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town), Ashley Richards (Swansea City - loan Crystal Palace), Sam Ricketts (Bolton Wanderers), Ashley Williams (Swansea City), Lewin Nyatanga (Bristol City), (Jack Collison (West Ham United), Andy King (Leicester City), Joe Ledley (Celtic), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), David Vaughan (Sunderland), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace), Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur), Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City), Jermaine Easter (Crystal Palace - loan Millwall), Simon Church (Reading), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), Sam Vokes (Burnley).

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