Ashley Williams urges Swansea to stick together after Norwich defeat

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The Swansea defender wants to see the side become more clinical in the final third of the pitch.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Swansea City defender Ashley Williams has urged the side to stick together amid their current bad run.

The Swans were beaten 1-0 by Norwich on Saturday afternoon, with a Jonny Howson header in the 70th minute handing the home side the victory at Carrow Road.

That was Swansea’s second consecutive defeat in the league, leaving them on 13 points after 12 games, a disappointing return from what had at first been a very strong start to the campaign.

And their captain has urged the side to stick together in this current bad run of form.

“We believe in what we do and the message will be to stick together in tough times,” he told the club’s official website.

“It’s a bit of a tough time, there’s no escaping that. We are not where we want to be and we are not playing how we want to be. It’s time to start looking at ourselves and the team and how we can affect it.”

Reflecting on what may have been the cause for the latest loss, Williams says he believes a lack of cutting edge was what cost them eventually.

The away side enjoyed much of the possession against the Canaries, but were unable to carve out a clear cut chance as the home side’s defence stood firm and Bafetimbi Gomis once again struggled.

And Williams felt their failure to make the best of the possession they enjoyed was a big factor in the loss.

“We had a lot of the ball but we lacked a cutting edge,” he added.

“We did well up to the final third, but we’ve got to do better there. We got players into good spots, but we need to be brighter and more creative. It’s something that has to be addressed.”

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