Date: 7th May 2007 at 6:07pm
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Roberto Martinez has told both Tommy Williams and Andy Oakes that they will not be offered new contracts by Swansea City Football Club.

Negotiations regarding the other 6 out of contract players – Kevin Austin, Kristian O’Leary, Izzy Iriekpen, Adebayo Akinfenwa, Steve Watt and Garry Monk, are still ongoing.

Martinez said: ‘I’d like to thank both players for their efforts,”

‘I know Tom already has other options, while the timing of my appointment was not ideal from Andy’s point of view.

‘While I’ve only seen him in one League game, I know he’s more than a capable goalkeeper, but it’s an area we need to freshen up.”


The Swans have also offered professional contracts to youngsters Kyle Graves and Kerry Morgan.

I had a feeling Andy Oakes may go. I also doubted that he’d sign a new contract if he was offered one. He isn’t playing regular first team football which I think is capable of doing in League One.

Tom Williams on the other hand, he has the ability but I always felt he had the wrong attitude. He was never a regular in the team under both Jackett or Martinez. He started the season off badly at left back but improved later on as he moved into midfield.