No concerns for Williams

BY foxsports • October 9, 2011

Bulgaria, who Wales face in their final Euro 2012 qualifier, appear before a UEFA panel in Nyon on October 13 after the Football Association complained that abuse seemed to have been directed at Ashley Young during England's 3-0 win, although the Bulgarians have strongly denied the allegations. England players such as Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott said at the time that they heard members of their team suffer abuse, but Swansea defender Williams will not be giving that a second thought when Wales look to continue their run of good form at the Vasil Levski Stadium. He said: "I haven't even thought about it. I am not worried. You can ask me after the game. If it happens I am sure I will have something to say but I haven't thought about it too much. "I experienced it a little bit when I was younger but not in recent times. We do a great job here and we had the (Show Racism the Red Card) T-shirts on again on Friday night and everyone is conscious of it, but if there is a problem there they need to sort it out and I am sure they will. "You get a lot of stick from away fans anyway and I am big enough to deal with it and it's not going to affect any of us. If it happens we will speak about it after the game, but hopefully it will not." Former Stockport player Williams was instead keen to focus on on-field matters following Friday night's 2-0 win over Switzerland - Wales' second win in three games. Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale sealed a victory that lifted Gary Speed's side off the bottom of Group G of Euro 2012 qualifying, while also ending Switzerland's own hopes of reaching next summer's finals. And Williams says the current resurgence under Speed is down to sheer hard work, and a growing bond between a young squad who have developed together over recent seasons. "I think our form is down to a lot of hard work. It took time but we were a young team in terms of age," he said. "But now it's nice when we get together. We are not strangers any more and we all get on and are comfortable. It's all clicked and we now have a style we are comfortable in and we will keep trying to improve and see what happens. "We were disappointed not to get a clean sheet against Montenegro, so we are pleased to get one against Switzerland. It's something we will look to build on in Bulgaria. "We know we need to stay compact against these teams as with the attacking players we have got we have always got a chance."


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