Williams ready for Scotland test
22nd March 2013
Wales skipper Ashley Williams is hoping Chris Coleman's side can add to the nation's sporting feel-good factor against Scotland tonight (8pm).
Williams will lead Wales out at Hampden Park as they look to move up to third in Group A of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
A month on from the Swans' historical Capital One Cup win over Bradford at Wembley, Wales's rugby team won the Six Nations Championship last weekend with victory over England.
And Williams, who is included in the Wales squad along with Ben Davies and Jazz Richards, hopes to add to that growing sense of pride with victory over a Scotland side that will be led by Gordon Strachan for the first time in a competitive fixture.
"It would be nice if we could keep the momentum going," 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.
"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."
Meanwhile, Swans duo Lee Lucas and Scott Tancock will be in action for Wales Under-21s against Scotland tonight at Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli (6pm).
It is the opening game of the 2015 European Championship qualifying campaign, with Moldova the visitors.
And Lucas hopes Wales, who prepared for this match with a Friendly win over Iceland, get off to a winning start
"To get the campaign off to a winning start is very important, especially as it is at home," said the 20-year-old midfielder.
"A winning start will put a little pressure on the other teams going into the break as our next match is not until August."