CAPTAIN Sophie Ingle is looking forward to “coming home” to Newport as Wales women look to build on an impressive start to their Euro 2021 qualifying campaign with a win over Northern Ireland tonight.

Wales host the Northern Irish at Rodney Parade (kick-off 7.05pm) after a thumping 6-0 win in the Faroe Islands on Thursday night.

And now they return to the ground where they played England and the Czech Republic last season.

“It's always nice to come home,” said Ingle, who celebrated her 28th birthday yesterday.

"It will be a good atmosphere like it always is here, and we're looking forward to the fans getting behind us.

Midfielder Angharad James added: "After the last campaign we've got a lot of support behind us. It's exciting for us and the game in Wales."

Manager Jayne Ludlow also spoke to the media at Rodney Parade on Monday and hinted at a couple of changes to her starting line-up for tonight’s Group C qualifier.

While Wales won 6-0 last week, Northern Ireland suffered defeat against Norway by the same scoreline.

But Ludlow suggested that result was more about the quality of Norway rather than the performance of tonight's opponents.

"We're really pleased to get three points and our recovery has gone really well," Ludlow explained, before confirming that all of her squad were fit and available for selection.

"It was pleasing to go ahead so early on and control the game.

“Northern Ireland didn't have the result they wanted in their first game, but they will look at us differently to how they looked at Norway.

"For us, it's nice to play at home. We love playing here, the pitch is really good and the environment suits us.

“It will be a tough game, and we're expecting a different challenge to the Faroe Islands.

“If people follow the women's game, they will know that Norway are a very good team.

“Our game-plan will be very different to that against the Faroe Islands."

Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2 for over-65s and under-16s.