Ashley Williams is a consistent defender who has played regularly for Swansea City since joining the club on a permanent basis in the summer of 2008. A player who dominates in the air, Ashley has established a formidable player at the heart of the Swans? defence although he has also been occasionally used in a central midfield role. He was an ever-present in the Championship during the 2010-11 promotion season and has continued to appear regularly for Wales. Ashley was included in the PFA Championship team of the season in both 2009-10 and 2010-11.