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Ashley Williams: I don't envy manager

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Swansea captain Ashley Williams thinks that the new summer signings made by the club will give manager Michael Laudrup plenty of selection problems.

The purchase of Wilfried Bony for £12million from Vitesse Arnhem last week was the sixth of the summer for the Swans, which has added strength in depth to the team that won the Capital One Cup last season.

Jose Canas, Jordi Amat, Alejandro Pozuelo and Jonjo Shelvey have all been signed, and Jonathan de Guzman has been re-signed on a second season-long-loan.

Williams is happy with the competition for places in all positions, and does not envy the Welsh team's Danish manager.

"It's just what we needed," said Williams. "I think we've got two players for every position when everyone is fit, and that is the competition you need.

"We have that strength now that means when you do want to make a change or you have to change it because of injury, the side does not get weakened.

"Look at the left-backs we have now and the options in central midfield - I'm glad I don't have to pick the team."

They are embarking on their third season in the Premier League, which begins at home to champions Manchester United on August 17 and the 28-year-old thinks that the squad is in the best state it has been since he joined the club in 2008.

He added: "The selection calls are nice problems for the gaffer to have.

"It's good for us as a team and exactly what we needed because since I've been here. 

"I have always thought we've had a light squad and that we struggle sometimes when players who are regular starters are out with injuries or suspensions."

 

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