WALES midfielder Jess Fishlock reckons her side’s performance in their World Cup qualifying win over Russia was the best she has been involved in at international level, writes Josh Thomas.

A Kayleigh Green brace and Natasha Harding effort saw Wales seal a 3-0 success Newport on Tuesday night to go back to the top of Group 1 ahead of England.

The two teams meet in Wales on August 31 with the hosts knowing three points will book their passage to the finals in France next summer.

"It was the best performance I have ever been involved in when it comes to Wales," said Fishlock of the display at Spytty Park two days ago.

“I think it’s going to take a couple of days to sink in.

“Everyone was brilliant, we can be so pleased with ourselves for this whole campaign, especially Tuesday.”

Wales are yet to lose in qualifying and have grown in confidence as the campaign has gone on.

They are also yet to concede a goal, a record that only reigning European champions the Netherlands can match.

“Each game there’s a different purpose, a different tactic, a different view, added Fishlock.

“We had to put on a performance against England that got us a point and we did and that was exceptional.

“On Tuesday we had to put on a performance to make sure that our dream is still alive and in a really good position and we did that.”

Looking ahead to that massive clash with Phil Neville’s England, she said: “It’s going to be a huge game.

“I hope that our tiny, little, amazing country gets behind us and are as loud as they were on Tuesday, just in a bigger capacity stadium.”

Fishlock, Wales’s most capped player with 111 appearances to her name, was delighted to see a sell-out crowd in Newport this week, describing the support as “magical”.

“It’s a credit to the girls, they’ve made that. Every single person who came to this game will talk about it for the next few weeks.

“The girls are why this is happening right now and we are starting something here, a movement of some kind that comes down to women’s football, it’s great to be a part of it, it really is fantastic.”

Cardiff-born Fishlock, 31, has played for club teams in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and is currently with Seattle Reign in the USA, but she was more than happy to be back home.

“It’s nice to be local and great to be around here,” she added.

“It’s great to be home in Wales around Welsh people, who as far I’m concerned are the best people in the world.

“Wales is not that big wherever you go and these great cities are not far from each other.

“It should be great wherever we go (to play England), whether it will be Swansea, Newport or Cardiff.

“It shouldn’t stop us from getting a great crowd in.”

Away from the pitch, there was more good news for Fishlock last week when it was announced she had been awarded an MBE for services to football and the LGBT community.

“I think it’s a big thing” she said. “It’s great timing and Welsh women’s football deserves it because some of the girls that play for this team are some of the most inspirational people I have ever met.”