Former EFL star Adrian Clarke has admitted that Luke Williams has a task on his hands implementing his style at Swansea City as the players need more confidence to play his kind of football.


Swansea were swatted aside by Leeds United earlier this week when they were beaten 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.


The Welsh side are sitting 17th in the Championship table and have lost four of their last five league games.




Williams took charge of Swansea in January after Michael Duff was sacked and has been trying to implement his style of football with a team who are on the cusp of getting dragged into the relegation dogfight.


Clarke feels the Swansea boss needs to be more pragmatic but stressed that he cannot afford to keep losing.



He insisted that the players cannot build the confidence they need to play Williams’ style of football if they continue to keep suffering defeats.


The former EFL star said on the What The EFL Podcast: “There has to be a bit more pragmatism and probably more quality.



“But the issue is if they keep losing, they are going to lose confidence and the players had very little confidence in this game.


“If you are not confident you can’t play the Luke Williams style of football really because you have got to be brave, you have got to be willing to receive the ball anywhere on the pitch and make good passes.


“A lot for him to do.”


Swansea will be hosting promotion-chasing Ipswich Town on Saturday, with Williams desperate to turn things around.