Captain Ashley Williams delighted with Swans' character
25th October 2015
Swans skipper Ashley Williams hailed his side's quality character after showing their battling prowess against Aston Villa to claim a first away win of the campaign.
Garry Monk's side came from behind to pick up three points at Villa Park, with Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick cancelling out Jordan Ayew's opener before that latter's brother Andre Ayew had the last say with an 87th-minute winner.
Victory moved the Swans onto 13 points while it also ended a five-game run without a win in the league.
And Williams was full of praise for his team-mates as they responded to Monday's defeat to Stoke in the perfect manner.
"We showed great character," beamed Williams. "It wasn't the best performance, but the level of effort and urgency in our play was where it should be.
"We know we can play better than we did, but it was scrappy and we had to dig out a win - sometimes you have to do that.
"We are not happy with some areas of our play but, as captain, I am happy from the response to the other night.
"It's a really nice feeling. I said to the lads that someone else has to have the horrible feeling of losing as we'd not won for a while.
"Now it's about trying to build on this result. We need to get some consistency.
"So the message will be to use this result to push on and not be up and down in terms of performances and results."