BY DARREN JOHNSTONE @CCP_Sport
Inverness goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams insists going away with Wales is a great learning experience – even if he does not play.
The 28-year-old is in line to collect his first cap in tonight’s friendly against the Netherlands having been a regular in the squad since being called up for the first time in February 2009.
Fon Williams, who is competing for the gloves with Crystal Palace shot-stopper Wayne Hennessey and Aberdeen’s on loan keeper Danny Ward, is likely to head to next summer’s Euro 2016 finals after Chris Coleman’s side sealed their place in France.
And despite having to wait patiently for his debut, Fon Wiliams insists he loves being called up for international duty.
Speaking to the Press and Journal, he said: “It’s great, because I go away and I’m constantly learning about different things.
“What has been achieved and created in the past couple of years is remarkable.
“There’s no question we are where we are as a nation because the FAW put certain things in place for players and coaches to develop and for us to be able to compete with the leading nations.
“The manager and the staff have been a vital part of Wales’ success. They work constantly on tactics and how to approach different games.
“They spend a lot of time on it with us, so must spend an awful lot of time on it among themselves.
“It’s a bit like what’s going on here at Inverness. I don’t think there’s a minute goes by here where the staff don’t talk about football.
“All the players have adapted to each other, they bounce off each other and there’s a great togetherness. We get rewards for that.”