Williams wants more new faces

The Welsh outfit are preparing to lock horns with the cream of

English football having secured promotion via the Championship

play-offs last term. Manager Brendan Rodgers has already brought in

striker Danny Graham from Watford and secured the services of

highly-rated young Tottenham defender Steven Caulker on a

season-long loan. Williams feels further strength in depth is

required to avoid an immediate return to the second tier and has

backed Rodgers and chairman Huw Jenkins in their search for fresh

blood. The Wales international told the Western Mail: “We need a

bit more, just to give the squad a bit more depth. “It’s a long

season in the Premier League and sometimes you see teams, like

Blackpool last season, who fade in the second half. We don’t want

to do that. “I’m sure the board and the gaffer have got their

targets and we need a bigger squad with more depth. “The gaffer has

been away but now he is back we should see a bit more activity and

some new faces.” Williams has also moved to play down speculation

regarding his own future and is keen to focus purely on his career

with the Swans. The 26-year-old’s displays in recent times have

seen him linked with Celtic, Newcastle, Everton and West Brom. He

added: “I take it as a compliment. I don’t know anything about it

myself. I am just enjoying what we did at the end of last season

and my summer break. “I don’t get involved in it. I had a brilliant

season last year, I’m good friends with all the boys, so I just get

on with it.”