Ashley Williams is looking forward to being part of a more powerful Swansea squad next season, with the defender insisting that second half of the season performances will be just as important for the newly-promoted side as the first.

"We need a bit more, just to give the squad a bit more depth,” Williams told the Western Mail. "It's a long season in the Premier League and sometimes you see teams, like Blackpool last season, who faded in the second half. We don't want to do that.

"I'm sure the board and the gaffer have got their targets and we need a bigger squad with more depth. The gaffer has been away but now he is back we should see a bit more activity and some new faces."

As far as transfer rumours surrounding the 26-year-old go, Williams would rather take it as a compliment than get involved in any talk of an exit from the club. "I take it as a compliment,” Williams said..

“I don't know anything about it myself. I am just enjoying what we did at the end of last season and my summer break.

"I don't get involved in it. I had a brilliant season last year, I'm good friends with all the boys, so I just get on with it."

Swansea were promoted to the Barclays Premier League in dramatic fashion, beating Reading 4-2 with Scott Sinclair scoring a hat trick.

The side will be hoping not to repeat the fate of Blackpool, who despite a great start to the season, were relegated after just one season in the top flight.

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