Banner image

Author

James Crawley

James Crawley writes

Posted Thursday, September 19th 2019

Williams relishing ‘derby’ atmosphere

Ashley Williams is in line to face another former club when Swansea City make the trip across the border for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture.

The Robins head into the game six unbeaten in the league and with the best away record in 2019 across the top four tiers of English football, return to Ashton Gate in confident mood.

Centre-back Williams said: “It’s another derby and another former team for myself so hopefully I will play. It’s another game I will be looking forward to and one we want to win for many reasons, personally for me and for the team.

“It will be a difficult game, a completely different to the Stoke one, against a team that are doing really well this season. We will be ready, it’s at home and we want to win all of our home games so we will be going for it.

“The pleasing thing is the away form is excellent and I think that shows the mark of a team with good character straight away. That’s normally what you’re worrying about, the away form, but we seem to be doing well with that.

“In terms of our home form, we obviously want to make Ashton Gate a fortress, win every game there, or as many as we can, so we will be trying to do that this weekend.”

It’s fourth versus second in BS3 on Saturday and 22,000 supporters are guaranteed to be taking their seats for the top end of the table fixture.

Williams added: “I’m sure the atmosphere this weekend will be amazing. With it being a derby they will bring as many as they can and I’m sure our fans will make as much noise as they can as well.”

Tickets are still available for Saturday's match and can be bought online via the link below.

Buy your City tickets

Matchday sponsor: Lancer Scott

Latest News

🗓  June 1st Season Ticket advance price deadline

🗓 June 1st Season Ticket advance price deadline

Posted: Friday, May 20th 2022

🗳 Vote for dynamite Weimann

🗳 Vote for dynamite Weimann

Posted: Friday, May 20th 2022

🥇 Robins Lotto Week 7 Winners

🥇 Robins Lotto Week 7 Winners

Posted: Friday, May 20th 2022

🗳 Beever-Jones and Harrison nominated for goal of the season

🗳 Beever-Jones and Harrison nominated for goal of the season

Posted: Thursday, May 19th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

"I'm proud of our fans" - Lam
Rugby icon

"I'm proud of our fans" - Lam

Pat Lam was full of praise for a rocking atmosphere at Ashton Gate as Bears secured a bonus point victory.

Posted: Friday, May 20th 2022 • Rugby

Report: Bristol Bears 40-33 Exeter Chiefs
Rugby icon

Report: Bristol Bears 40-33 Exeter Chiefs

Bristol Bears ran in six tries to storm to an enthralling victory over Exeter Chiefs in their final home game of the Gallagher Premiership season.

Posted: Friday, May 20th 2022 • Rugby

LIVE! Bristol Bears vs Exeter Chiefs
Rugby icon

LIVE! Bristol Bears vs Exeter Chiefs

Follow all the action from Ashton Gate LIVE as Bristol Bears face Exeter Chiefs in Gallagher Premiership round 25.

Posted: Friday, May 20th 2022 • Rugby

Countdown is on to The Killers at Ashton Gate
Stadium icon

Countdown is on to The Killers at Ashton Gate

After a wait of two years The Killers concert is nearly here! The “Imploding the Mirage” tour lands at Ashton Gate next Thursday May 26th. Here’s all you need to know 👇

Posted: Friday, May 20th 2022 • Stadium

Trevett named in England U18 squad for South Africa tour
Rugby icon

Trevett named in England U18 squad for South Africa tour

Academy U18 prop Louie Trevett has been named in the England U18 squad for the summer tour to South Africa.

Posted: Friday, May 20th 2022 • Rugby