ASHLEY Williams believes the current Wales squad is the strongest it has been in his 10 years as an international player.

The defender, who is set to win his 81st cap tonight when Spain are the visitors to Principality Stadium, feels it’s their strength in depth that defines the class of 2018.

“We have a lot of competition now,” said the 34-year-old.

“It is the strongest squad since I have been playing for Wales and it does give us older ones a little bit of a push.

“In every position we have now got at least one or two players who can go straight into the starting XI.

“I think there are probably two XIs that could go out and be as strong as each other and we have never really had that.

“Even when we were at the Euros you could probably guess the starting XI every game, apart from one or two.

“When you talk about strength in depth, this is probably the strongest squad I have seen.”

As Williams returns to international action tonight after sitting out the Nations League trip to Denmark, Wales are back playing in the centre of Cardiff for the first time since 2011.

“I’m sure it will be different to the last few times I played here,” added the Everton centre-back currently on loan at Stoke City.

“I’m sure we are expecting more fans with the relationship between them and the team nowadays. We will have to see how it goes.

“We are used to playing at the Cardiff City Stadium. That feels like home and we have been keen to play our competitive games there.

“We were all up for a friendly here, it’s a change and something different.”