Friday 04 July 2014
Swansea City and Queens Park Rangers have each received a boost ahead of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign with a defender at each club signing a new deal.
Ashley Williams, the Swansea City captain, has committed his future to the club by signing a four-year deal. His new contract runs through to June 2018 and the 29-year-old Wales defender was delighted to continue his stay at the club he joined from Stockport County in 2008 and helped to climb to the top flight.
“I’ve enjoyed fantastic success at this club and I want to keep helping Swansea City progress,” Williams told swanseacity.net. "I’ve been here for six years, so it’s home for me. I hope to finish my career here - I’ve had that viewpoint for a long time.
"I am very happy here and I’ve enjoyed a lot of success at Swansea."
Armand Traore became the latest player at Loftus Road to sign a new deal, with the extension taking him to June 2016. The Senegal left-sided player who was signed from Arsenal in 2011 is determined to keep QPR in the Barclays Premier League, after their promotion last season.
“Next season is an extremely important one for me, added to the fact we’re back in the Premier League,” Traore told qpr.co.uk. “I want to show what I can do in the best league in the world for QPR – that’s what it’s all about.
“I’m 24 now – it’s time to wake up and do something serious.”