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Williams excited for Wales chance

24 March 2016

Jonny Williams is looking to make the most of his time away with Wales this Easter.

The on-loan midfielder is part of Chris Coleman’s squad who face Northern Ireland tonight in a Euro 2016 warm-up match before travelling to Ukraine to continue their preparation with another match on Monday.

“It’s always a huge honour for me to be selected in the Wales squad,” Williams told MK Dons PlayerHD. “There’s no better feeling than linking up with my national team and I just want to make my family proud while I’m there.

“It’s a big achievement for me and I just hope I can go there, do well and stay injury free. It’s going to be a fun summer so hopefully I can do enough to stay involved.”

Williams will look to be involved in tonight’s match at the Cardiff City Stadium, as will Dons teammate and Wales strike Simon Church and Northern Ireland full-back Lee Hodson. Kick-off is at 7.45pm and coverage will be on BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Northern Ireland and the BBC Sport website.

“What it does do, though, is create more opportunities for players to get more game time. I’ll go into it raring to go and hopefully I can get as many minutes as I can so I can show my worth.”

"It’s a shame some of the lads aren’t in the squad because it’s always good to play alongside the likes of Bale and Ramsey. They are big stars and everyone’s level seems to increase when they are around the camp. That’s credit to them as players and people.

Wales will be without up to eight regulars for their two fixtures this Easter, including star Gareth Bale and midfielder Aaron Ramsey and while Williams is disappointed that the pair couldn’t be involved, he’ll be hoping to make the most of any opportunities it may create.

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