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Williams Buoyed By International Experience

7 September 2015

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JORDAN Williams says that he enjoyed the experience of being part of the Wales senior squad for their recent qualifiers against Cyprus and Israel.

With Wales on the brink of qualification to the Euro 2016 finals in France next year – what could be their first outing at a major international tournament since 1958 – the youngster on loan from Liverpool added that it was also a learning curve being around the squad’s senior players.

“It was a good experience for me to go away,” he told “It’s something different, international football. Playing against Cyprus and Israel obviously, they play different football to how we play over here so it was good.

“It’s massive for Welsh football. We’ve not had this for so many years and I think the time has come now. We need one more point to get through. Hopefully we can get it done. Going to the Euros would be something special.

“They (the senior players) are brilliant. Ashley Williams is one of the best and obviously Gareth Bale is just something special - Aaron Ramsey too. It’s different players to what I had at Liverpool so that was good for me because you learn something different off them as well.”

As the only Welsh speaker in the squad, Williams admits that he had been nervous at the prospect of having to answer interview questions in a different language.

“I had to do one which is hard because I haven’t spoken it for a while but that’s just part of it,” he said.

Now back with the Town squad on the training pitches at Calne, the youngster says that he was keeping a close eye on all things Swindon Town while he was away.

He continued: “I’ve seen the boys win at Newport then at Crewe where we needed the three points. We’ve now got a big game this Saturday at Barnsley.”

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