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Buoyant David Edwards says time is right for Wales

Midfielder David Edwards feels Wales are ready for a winning start in their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.

Wales begin their latest attempt to qualify for a first major tournament since 1958 as they travel to Montenegro tomorrow.

Wales are approaching a group that also includes England, Switzerland and Bulgaria with confidence as their youthful squad begins to mature.

Tottenham left-back Gareth Bale is now one of the top-rated youngsters in the Premier League while Aaron Ramsey and Jack Collison of West Ham — both out injured — have made their mark at that level.

When they are added to experienced performers such as Craig Bellamy and James Collins, Edwards believes there is plenty of reason for optimism.

The 24-year-old Wolves player said: “It is a very tough group but I think anybody could beat anybody. If we can get off to a good start hopefully we can be the team that comes to the front.

“You get momentum and confidence if you get three points early on and we are going to Montenegro to get three points.

“I think we have got to. With the players we have got in the squad we have got to go out and try to win games.

“We do look very dangerous going forward at the moment.

“We have a lot of pace and quality in the team and hopefully there is a lot of goals there.”

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