ENGLAND manager Phil Neville is expecting a hostile atmosphere for tonight’s winner-takes-all Women’s World Cup qualifier against Wales but he’s certain his players will cope with the Rodney Parade experience.

Wales know a win will be enough to secure their place at next year’s finals in France and star player Jess Fishlock has called on the home fans to unsettle the England superstars this evening.

Neville has no problem with that approach and he’s confident that his team can handle the pressure.

“I’d be saying exactly the same if I was Wales – boo, hiss, do whatever you can to put England off,” said the former Manchester United defender.

“We’re on their patch and they’ve got to do whatever it takes to win this game.

“I admire the choice of venue and their siege mentality and I’d do exactly the same.”

Captain Steph Haughton led the Lionesses to third place at the last World Cup and she is ready for the Battle of Britain in Newport.

“We’ve had some great experiences in front of big crowds before,” said the Manchester City star.

“In Canada in the quarter-final of the World Cup in 2015 we had 45,000 Canadians trying to boo us and trying to make it as hostile as ever.

“We’re experienced in these occasions and I think it brings the best out of the girls.

“It’s an atmosphere that we’re looking forward to but we’ve got a lot of experienced players who have played in big matches and a lot of pressured situations and ultimately we have a plan that we want to try to stick to and hopefully we get the win.”

A draw would be enough for the visitors if they were to win in Kazakhstan on Tuesday but Neville wants to finish the job with victory tonight.

And he knows defeat would mean major scrutiny over his position.

“It’s basically a knockout game – it’s winner-takes-all really,” he said.

“Whoever wins goes to the World Cup and whoever doesn’t will be suffering.

“Wales have to win the game and we want to win the game.

“We don’t want to go to Kazakhstan needing a result and we hope that we get the job done here.

“This game feels like the biggest game of my management tenure with England so far and it’s exciting.

“I don’t think it’s going to define me as a manager or my players in terms of their careers but it would be a major disappointment [if we lost].

“The expectation was at the start of the group that we were favourites so if we don’t qualify it will be massively disappointing.”

Not that Neville is expecting an easy night against the side who scrapped for a 0-0 draw in the reverse match in Southampton in April.

“When you’re coming up against a team that has had such a good qualifying campaign and hasn’t conceded a goal I think what that deserves is the utmost respect,” he added.

“We’re going to have to be at our very best to win this game, or to get a result in this game. We’re under no illusions about that.

“Wales are a really good side, they’re really well coached, they’ve got a good system and defensively they’re fantastic. I thought their performance against Russia in June was their best of the campaign so they’ve got momentum and we’re treating this game as we would if it was USA, Germany or France.

“We’ve got two really good sets of players and it’s one we should all enjoy.”