Swansea City Ladies have received a boost as Jess Williams nears a return to action following a serious knee injury.
Williams fractured her right knee-joint last summer and has missed the first half of the season as a result.
But the Wales Under-19 cap is well on the road to recovery and aiming to get back on the pitch in the coming weeks.
It is a welcome boost for Swans Ladies manager Ian Owen, whose side sit third in the Welsh Premier Women’s League.
“To step up my rehab feels great, as being injured is never easy and every day I’m one step closer to being back on the pitch,” said Williams, who joined the Swans from Cyncoed in 2018.
“I was lucky as my injury could have been a lot worse but my rehab is on track and I’m heading in the right direction.
“Injuries are always hard to deal with but for me personally, I’ve seen it as a challenge as I will be back stronger, both mentally and physically.
“Being around the medical staff at Swansea has been a massive boost as they are very encouraging and understanding that it’s a frustrating and hard road back."
Having watched on from the stands as her team-mates launched a strong league challenge and reached the semi-finals of the League Cup, the feisty defender is itching to make her way back into the team and make an impact.
“I can’t wait to work my way back into the starting line-up, which is going to require a lot of hard work, as the girls are doing very well at the moment,” added Williams.
“I want to help them compete for the league title and the bigger ambition of going to the Champions League.
“It’s been a long road to recovery so far and there’s still some work to do but with the help of the Swansea staff and players, the end is now in sight."
To stay up to date with the Swans Ladies, don’t forget to follow @SwansLadies on Twitter