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Ash: Support vital to Wales hopes

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11:15 26th March 2013

. . . Wales skipper leads Liberty rally call ahead of key qualifier


Wales skipper Ashley Williams is hoping a fully-charged Liberty can help inspire the nation to victory over Croatia tonight (7.45pm).
Williams is on home soil tonight as Chris Coleman’s side look to cut the gap on second-placed Croatia to four points in Group A.
Following Friday night’s win in Scotland, Wales are targeting back-to-back victories.
With Wales having  won their last two matches in SA1 - beating Switzerland in 2011 and most recently Austria in a friendly last month – Williams believes the home support will play a big part in making it a hat-trick of wins at the Liberty.
"I know the Liberty well and enjoy going to play for Wales there," he said. "Switzerland last year were a good team. We played well against them and won  — hopefully we can have a similar night tonight.
"I hope we have a good turnout, it is very important.
"There are two good teams on show and hopefully the people of Swansea come out and support us.
"Hopefully they will make a lot of noise and make it a fortress. I am sure they will."
Williams added: “I think it’s a must-win game for us. There’s no point in drawing – we want to perform well but we want to win.
“Croatia are a big team and it would be another big step for us if we could beat them.
“They have some top players in their team and we know it’s going to be a hard game.
“We have not set any targets for the campaign – but if we want to do anything we must win this game. I think we can win the game.”

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