Williamson Tries To Take Heat Off Pardew!

Last updated : 01 October 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Mike Williamson: “We are all frustrated as a group, but what he (Alan Pardew) has done has shown composure, and that is what you need in a situation like this.

“He has obviously come in for criticism, but he has thick skin.

“It’s ourselves that will get us out of this position. He goes through every detail to try to rectify this.

“It’s just the nature of the league, but we are showing that we are fighting and pushing on to try to get that win. We just haven’t been able to get that.

“We have shown on the pitch that we are 100 per cent behind him and we are doing everything we can.

“We feel we have come very close, and there have been small margins in a lot of the games.

“We have to show our professionalism and our character that we can pull ourselves out of this as a group.

“That’s what we have got. The spirit is high and we have to keep working for the fans and for ourselves. It’s hard to swallow. It’s not through a lack of trying.

“It showed that we have character in the squad that we were still going and trying to get the equaliser (against Stoke) in the last few minutes.

“This is a huge club and the position in the league is difficult to swallow for the fans, but the lads are equally frustrated. We will turn up for training and we will work hard to put it right.

“We have to be positive and try to be on the front foot. It’s difficult when you are down the bottom to try to get yourselves out of it.

“It’s about making sure we are ready for next week and doing everything we can to get the results.

“We have to stay positive and work hard to do what we can.

“There’s never an easy game in this league, and Swansea are no different.

“We knew the start to the season would be difficult and we have to go down there and put a few wrongs right.”