Jonny Williams has admitted that he didn’t expect to be released by Cardiff City this summer and doesn’t know why the decision was made.
The attacking midfielder was only signed by the Bluebirds in January and whilst he struggled to make an impact in the months that followed, there was an expectation that Williams would stick around for next season.
That’s after boss Mick McCarthy hinted that the Welsh international would play a more prominent role following Harry Wilson’s departure.
However, the club announced that Williams had left when they confirmed their released list last month and the player told Wales Online that he was hurt by the news and it’s certainly not something he had prepared for.
“Originally I thought I was staying so it came as a surprise to me. At the same time, football doesn’t surprise me. I’ve been in the game for 10 years and experienced a lot of ups and downs, so I can take it on the chin and move on.
“It was disappointing how it panned out at Cardiff because I was excited about the move. I’m not sure, I wasn’t completely told what happened. Someone’s taken the decision so that’s that and I move on.”
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The news about Williams departure was a shock to the fans and it’s clear that the midfielder feels the same way.
These comments indicate that McCarthy wanted to keep the former Charlton man, so you would imagine that the decision was a financial one, but it still should’ve been communicated better to the player.
But, as Williams says, these things happen in football and it’s about moving on for the player whilst Cardiff will be working on strengthening the squad for McCarthy as he looks to lead a promotion push next season.
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