Swansea City's Luke Williams on what broke his heart in Huddersfield Town win as he pays tribute to Leighton James

Swansea City manager Luke Williams -Credit:Getty
Swansea City manager Luke Williams -Credit:Getty

Luke Williams says Swansea City still need to earn the trust of fans as they continue their bid to finish this season on a high.

A sensational second half saw the Swans rattle in four goals to thrash relegation-threatened Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium, with Jamal Lowe, Jerry Yates, Ronald and Liam Walsh all on target.

The win, Swansea's biggest of the season, means Williams has now overseen a haul of nine points from a possible nine in his side's last three games, a run that's also seen the Swans net eight goals and club up three clean sheets.

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It means the Swans are now on course for a strong end to the season heading into the final two games of the campaign, but Williams believes there's still plenty of work to be done when it comes to winning the fans over.

"The idea for us is to build the trust with the fans," he said. "You know how they sing 'How bad must you be, we're winning away?', it breaks my heart. It breaks my heart because I get it. I get it. I understand.

"But we won at Hull. We won at Sunderland, and we've won here today. So I want them to feel more trust with us and respect mutually.

"We're going to turn up and fight for every single ball and we're going to try to take the ball off the other team and then play nice football as well. Hopefully if they see that regularly they start to trust us more.

"We have to earn their trust. They know what they're looking at. You can't pull the wool over their eyes. You have to be the real deal. Then bit by bit they go 'Okay. We have a team that we respect', and that's going to be a nice moment."

The afternoon began on an emotional note as the club paid tribute to legendary former winger Leighton James, who sadly passed away on Friday at the age of 71.

Swans players wore black armbands for the match to honour James, and Williams dedicated the victory over the Terriers to the former Wales international.

“We spoke about him (James) as a squad,” he added.

“We said, on a day like today, let's make sure that we do him proud. We are privileged to be at a special football club, and we are talking about someone who is held in regard as one of its finest servants.

“I’m hoping that he’s happy, that he feels we respected the club that he’s a legend at, and his place in its history. I feel we did that today.”