Ashley Williams hopeful of positive season at Everton

Everton's Ashley Williams applauding fans as he is paraded before the match

The defender is a new face at Goodison Park this summer after arriving from Swansea City.

Everton's Ashley Williams being paraded before the matchEverton's Ashley Williams being paraded before the match

New Everton signing Ashley Williams has told the Daily Mail he sees no reason why the Blues cannot have a positive season this year.

The defender is one of four new signings brought to the club by manager Ronald Koeman so far this summer.

The Dutchman was brought in as a replacement for Roberto Martinez, who was sacked before the end of last season.

The Blues cut ties with the Spaniard after he led them to a second successive 11th-placed finish in the Premier League, a position many felt was far below where a squad of their ability should be.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman applauds fans after the gameEverton manager Ronald Koeman applauds fans after the game

Koeman is clearly determined to improve on that and Williams says he sees no reason they cannot have a positive first season under his leadership. 

“Hopefully I can help Everton and Everton can help me,” he told the Daily Mail.

“I don’t know how far we can go this season but I don’t see why we can’t have a positive campaign. With the right ingredients you can achieve anything really.”

Everton's Ashley Williams applauding fans as he is paraded before the matchEverton's Ashley Williams applauding fans as he is paraded before the match

It will certainly be interesting to see how Everton fare under Ronald Koeman this season.

They appear determined to keep adding to their squad this summer, and if they add more strong signings like Williams and Yannick Bolasie before the end of the transfer window, a top-six place may not be out of the question.

Of course much will rest on whether they can get that work done though, with the squad still needing improvement in several other areas.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman before the matchEverton manager Ronald Koeman before the match

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