We’re Champions Declares Ash

Saturday, 26 April 2008, 5:42
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It has been quite a couple of months for Williams who started the year as a League Two player and ends the season as a Welsh international looking forward to the challenge of Championship football.  Well, he will be when the Swans complete the permanent signing of the defender in the close season.

Williams has started in the last couple of Swans games and is in contention for making that a hat-trick today although captain Garry Monk will have a chance of a recall meaning one of Williams or Lawrence will drop to the bench.   But whether he plays or not Ash believes that the Swans are the real League champions of the season.

“Anyone around the country who follows football see Swansea as champions,” he told the Western Mail.

“I’m not too sure what’s happening with the trophy and none of us really know what will happen with the Leeds situation. It’s certainly strange but there’s nothing we can do about it.

“But people can see for themselves who the champions are – and I’m not just talking about Swansea fans. Everyone outside Swansea recognises us as the champions.

“I think everyone has noticed,” he said. “The boys have been brilliant all year and they’ve not been top of the table by fluke.

“And since I’ve joined the feeling from other sides has been the same. We’re recognised as the champions.”

“Looking at it now, I just wished I signed a bit earlier,” laughed Williams.

“A medal would have been nice but it’s not about that.

“Although the club were close to promotion when I signed, I played in an important top-of-the-table game against Carlisle and then played against Gillingham to win promotion.

“The way we had to hang on to win there I think we would have all celebrated anyway so I did enjoy it. And that’s what it’s about, not medals and trophies.

“I’ve got the memories and experience of that day – and the Yeovil game – and they stay with you forever.”

Images courtesy of Getty Images, Athena Picture Agency and Swansea City Football Club.
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