WHEN Owain Fôn Williams linked up with Wales this week, it brought some of the band that created history back together.

And, while the Pars goalkeeper would dearly love to add to the one senior cap he already has in his possession, that alone would make his "surprise" recall to the national squad worthwhile.

In a hectic week that has also involved him moving into his new house in Dalgety Bay, Fôn Williams, 33, received the call last Thursday that he would be involved in Wales' friendly with the United States tonight (Thursday), and their remaining Nations League Games against former Dunfermline boss Stephen Kenny's Republic of Ireland, and Finland, on Sunday and Wednesday respectively.

Injuries to Crystal Palace's Wayne Hennessey and Stoke's Adam Davies opened the door for Athletic's number one, who registered his third clean sheet of the season on Saturday at Ayr United, with Leicester City's Danny Ward and Newport County's Tom King the other goalkeepers selected.

If chosen to add to that cap won against the Netherlands in a 2015 friendly, Fôn Williams could find himself lining up alongside the likes of Gareth Bale, Ben Davies and Chris Gunter – all of whom were with him at Euro 2016 when Wales embarked on a glorious run to the semi-finals.

They have already guaranteed their place at Euro 2020, which will take place next summer, and whether the former Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Hamilton man is part of it or not, he is just thrilled for the opportunity he has now – and to cherish the memories of that sublime summer four years ago.

"I obviously got the phone call to say I was coming down here and I wasn't expecting that whatsoever," he told Press Sport from the Welsh camp earlier this week.

"It was a bit of a surprise, a bit of a shock because I've been out of the system for so long but obviously I can't hide the fact that I'm absolutely delighted to be here. Like I've always said to you, it's been a dream of mine representing Wales, and coming here to do that, it's just another dream of mine.

"I still remember the last game I was involved, and I knew it was going to be the last game. It was against Serbia away and that was a World Cup qualifier maybe about three years ago. Soon after that, I went to America, and I knew that would be it.

"There was still something deep within me that wanted to get back, just for one more time, just to see the guys again because we achieved some phenomenal things, especially with the Euros.

"We achieved something that Wales had never achieved before. We had something special going on and, of course I'd love to be a part of that again, but I just wanted to see the guys again and be with them again. That team we had, that squad, everything – it was just something so special."

It doesn't take long for you to hear the pride and passion Fôn Williams has in being a Welshman when he speaks and, although he didn't play, being part of Chris Coleman's squad in France that only lost out to a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Portugal, who went on to win the trophy, remains a major high point.

"It was that special – and there's only a handful of us here now, literally maybe four or five in a squad of 23 that is still here – that, when I met up with them, when you look at them, you go back to that place," he continued.

"It was one of them; I met up with them, and I've not seen them in three years or whatever, but it was like – bang.

"It's been nice seeing the old faces, and obviously meeting the new ones as well. You've got to move on with the times; obviously I'm speaking about the past a lot there, but I'm also really interested in how things are now, and I really want to learn as much as I can from the new crop of people that can improve my game, on the field and off the field as well, and maybe take certain things I can bring back to Dunfermline with me."

Fôn Williams, who revealed he was still planning training sessions for Cammy Gill and Ben Swinton ahead of this weekend's Betfred Cup tie with Clyde, could be the club's first full Welsh international if he is selected for any of his country's upcoming games.

Asked how that would feel, he replied: "I'll take it as it comes.

"It was a surprise for me to be here – a brilliant surprise that was – and if I was to manage to go on the pitch and earn another cap it would be even better.

"If it happens, unbelievable, and I'll be very proud of that moment again, but we'll see what happens."