Wales confident before England game, says Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams
Williams made his Wales debut against Luxembourg in 2008

Ashley Williams insists Wales can look forward to facing England with confidence after their victory over Montenegro on Friday.

Wales secured their first points of the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win at Cardiff City Stadium.

And Swansea defender Williams believes Wales can travel to Wembley on Tuesday buoyed by their victory.

"It would have been nothing worse than losing here and going to Wembley and try and get something," said Williams.

"We'll go there full of confidence. We obviously know they are good team. It will probably be a different game.

"I'm not sure how we'll line-up but we'll try and win again."

Williams' last visit to Wembley was when Swansea beat Reading 4-2 in the Championship play-off final in May to secure promotion to the Premier League.

But the Wolverhampton-born defender acknowledges the size of the task awaiting Wales on Tuesday against the Group G leaders.

England maintained their position as group leaders with a comfortable 3-0 win over Bulgaria in Sofia.

"It will be a totally different situation," he said. "But for me personally I've got good memories of the ground.

"It's not everyday you get to play at Wembley. I've been lucky to play there twice in one year. We'll enjoy it and hopefully get the right result again."

Wales had lost their previous four matches in Group G and are currently 177th in Fifa's world rankings.

But goals from Steve Morison and Aaron Ramsey secured victory for Wales with Stevan Jovetic replying for the visitors.

And Williams believes Wales and the long suffering supporters can look forward to better times ahead after the much needed win.

"We just feel we need to do something because the fans are going to start coming," added the former Stockport player.

"We know we need to give them something to cheer about. The fans seem like they had a good night. I know we did.

"We don't want it to be a one off. We want to continue. It's progression, and this was a big night for us.

"The performance was good, which we needed so it was the perfect night for us,"

"We would have liked to have kept a clean sheet but [we] have no qualms with the goal. It was a great strike."

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