Jonny Williams’ journey from Euros to League Two underlines Swindon ambition

The midfielder was at this summer’s delayed European Championship with Wales and has now completed an eye-raising transfer to the Robins

Jonny Williams has dropped down to League Two after being at Cardiff last season

A month ago, Swindon Town were pretty much a club in crisis.

Fresh from relegation out of League One, they had no manager, only a handful of players contracted and were in the midst of a bitter takeover wrangle.

Now, they have shown just how far they’ve come with an eye-raising addition.

Jonny Williams was part of Wales’ squad at this summer’s delayed European Championships. Now, the 27-year-old has joined Swindon on a free transfer.

The League Two side have not disclosed the length of Williams’ contract. It is quite the coup for the Robins, who have been revitalised since Clem Morfuni’s takeover was rubber-stamped.

Jonny Williams has 28 caps for Wales

Ben Garner was quickly named as head coach with Ben Chorley arriving as director of football. The pair have brought in some canny signings and Williams, who has 28 caps for Wales, is the jewel in the crown.

Chorley said: “Jonny Williams needs no introduction.

“He is a player that has played on the very highest international stage, we’ve been in contact with Johnny for weeks and monitoring his situation. Ben (Garner) has a relationship with that spans over 15 years.

“He really fits into our style of play with his energy, ball manipulation and all-round ability to change games.

“Speaking to him and his partner over the last few days has been a pleasure, they are very humble and very much the type of people we as a football club should be honoured to have.

“We wish Jonny every success with us as we continue to plan and build for the future of this Football Club.”

Williams started his career with Crystal Palace and has also had spells at Ipswich, Sunderland, Charlton and Cardiff.

He could debut in Town’s first home game of the season when they play Carlisle United later today.

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