Williams - Captaincy an honour
Ashley Williams admits being handed the Wales captaincy is the proudest moment of his career.
By Peter O'Rourke
Last Updated: 06/10/10 6:08pm
Ashley Williams admits being handed the Wales captaincy for Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland is the proudest moment of his career.
Swansea ace Williams has been given the armband by caretaker boss Brian Flynn for Friday's home clash with Bulgaria and the trip to Switzerland next week in the absence of the injured Craig Bellamy
It will be the third time Williams has captained his country, but the first time he has led out the team for a competitive fixture and he is delighted to be given the honour.
"It is great that Brian has decided to make me captain for these two games and it is the proudest moment of my career," Williams told skysports.com
"Brian is in charge for these next two games and he has named me captain but for staying on as captain beyond that we will see where we are after these games."
Williams, who was recently named Club Player of the Year in the Football Association of Wales annual awards, has been impressed by Flynn's impact since replacing John Toshack at the helm for Wales.
"Training has been brilliant under Brian, everything has been really positive and really lively," added Williams
"He has lifted hopes and brought enthusiasm to the squad as most of the lads know him from the Under 21s."
Williams concedes he was saddened to see Toshack leave his role as Wales boss after he gave him his debut in the national side
"I was sad to see John leave as personally for me he was brilliant for me," continued Williams
"He gave me my chance for Wales when maybe others wouldn't have and he also made me captain for a couple of games."