Luke Williams dedicates Huddersfield win to Swansea City great Leighton James

20th April
First team
Leighton James

Head coach Luke Williams dedicated Swansea City's 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town to club great Leighton James, following the sad passing of the former Wales international.

The Swans players wore black armbands during the match to honour James, who passed away on Friday at the age of 71.

The gifted winger was one of the stars of the club's golden era under John Toshack in the early 1980s - and Williams revealed how the current squad had spoken about the paying their respects by producing a performance and a result in his memory.

Swansea went on to claim all three points in west Yorkshire as Jamal Lowe, Ronald, Jerry Yates and Liam Walsh scored in the space of 20 second-half minutes.

“We spoke about him (James) as a squad,” said Williams.

“We said, on a day like today, let's make sure that we do him proud. We are privileged to be at a special football club, and we are talking about someone who is held in regard as one of its finest servants.

“I’m hoping that he’s happy, that he feels we respected the club that he’s a legend at, and his place in its history. I feel we did that today.”