Wales defender James Collins is relishing the chance to take on England in a crucial game for both teams on Thursday and says it will be one of the biggest days of his career.
After beating Slovakia in their opening match, Wales are full of confidence heading into the second Group B tie in Lens.
Having played in a number of big derbies during his career and starting for Wales against England in a Euro Qualifier back in 2012, Collins knows what is at stake for both sets of fans and says the Wales players are full of confidence going into the game.
The 'Ginger Pele' says he would also love to earn the bragging rights over his English team-mates back at the Hammers who gave him some stick in the lead up to the game.
Collins said: “I have had a bit of ribbing from the English lads in the build-up to the game, but it has been more about people wanting tickets for the game!
“It is a massive game and it would be huge just for us to play them in a friendly, but for it to be in a major tournament makes it even bigger. Everyone is looking forward to it.
“I was speaking to the gaffer about the tournament at the end of last season and for all of us Welsh lads, this is a new experience, but we are full of excitement.
“Hopefully we can qualify out of the group which is what we are looking to do and have got every chance.
“I will keep training hard for Wales and hopefully my form at West Ham will help me get a starting spot.”