Ash targets best-ever league finish
13th April 2015
Ashley Williams has called on his team-mates to create even more history this season by finishing eighth in the Barclays Premier League.
The Swans equalled their best-ever points total of 47 following a 1-1 draw against Everton at the Liberty Stadium last weekend.
That previous record was set by the class of 2011-12 and Garry Monk's side are also on course for their best-placed finish since winning promotion in 2011.
The draw with Everton kept Swansea in eighth place in the Premier League - ahead of Stoke and West Ham - heading into the final six games of the campaign.
Their previous best was a ninth-place finish in 2013 and Williams has urged the players to finish this season on a high.
"We want to finish a season strongly and in other seasons here we haven't done that," he said.
"We want to keep going and less than eighth may be a little bit of a disappointment now because we've been up there all season and not been out of the top ten.
"Finishing eighth would be a really good season for us."
Having already achieved more wins this season than any of their previous three campaigns, Garry Monk's side are also on course to break more records.
The club kept 14 clean sheets in the aforementioned 2011-12 season, while they have 12 to their name this time round.
And the skipper insists that the current crop of Liberty Stadium stars is the best that he has played with.
"I think anyone that watches us regularly will say this is the best team and squad we've had, certainly since I've been here," said Williams.
"The quality throughout the squad is good because the gaffer has done a good job in January and the summer to bring in players.
"We have no worries about being safe and we've got different challenges now. We don't want to finish with a whimper, we want to finish strongly and beat the targets."