Speaking to the Robins Nest Podcast, Bristol City defender Ashley Williams has been discussing the future and the potential for retirement, with him still enjoying his playing days at the age of 35.
Williams has enjoyed a decent spell at Ashton Gate this season with him providing an experienced head at the back for Lee Johnson’s men.
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Having played for the likes of Swansea and Everton, as well as boasting experience of earning promotion and keeping a club in the Premier League, he brings invaluable knowledge to the Robins’ set-up and there’d be few disappointed to see him extend his stay in the south-west for a little while yet.
Whether he does that or not, though, remains to be seen with him saying when asked whether he’s thinking about retirement:
“I don’t know, I can’t really answer that, but I feel good, though.
“Coming to Bristol City, I’ve felt as good as I’ve felt for the last few years, so I don’t know.
“There are so many factors that go into it – there’s family life also, being away from the children and your family home, just a lot of things that factor in.
“I enjoy football, I miss football at times like this.
“What I do miss about it is match days, the game and being able to compete against other players.”
It would not be a surprise to see Williams stay in the game for a bit longer yet as a player.
He has had a good season and is a senior voice in the Robins’ squad with Premier League experience to boot.
If they are promoted to the Premier League this season, having him to call on would be crucial, whilst staying in the Championship would also see him remain important anyway.