New Swansea manager Luke Williams happy with his side's FA Cup third round win against Morecambe

Williams was confirmed as the new manager of Swansea City just two days ago. Credit: PA Images

New Swansea manager Luke Williams was satisfied with his side’s home win over Morecambe to reach the FA Cup fourth round.

Swansea city won 2-0 in their FA Cup third round match against League Two Morecambe on Saturday.

Second-half goals from Charlie Patino and Jerry Yates saw the Sky Bet Championship club into the fourth round despite a somewhat laboured performance.

Williams was confirmed as the new manager of Swansea City just two days ago, joining from League Two Notts County, bringing an end to the month-long hunt for someone to take charge.

It's after disappointing performances led to Michael Duff being sacked last month.

Williams said: “There were some positives with things that I saw from the short amount of time I have worked with the players.

Luke Williams managed Notts County as they were promoted to the Football League. Credit: PA Images

"There were also some things that I saw they struggled to implement, not because anyone isn’t good enough, just because there are a lot of small changes that take time.

“We will look at the game back and show the players what we want.

“We created enough chances to have scored a few more and the clean sheet was not an accident because we prevented the opposition from having a shot on target.”

Williams heaped praise on assistant Alan Sheehan for his work as caretaker boss since Duff’s departure.

He added: “I had conversation with Alan and asked him where he was at with the preparation.

“He suggested a very sensible team in terms of giving the correct amount of minutes to certain players.

“Alan has been incredible. He put the team in a great place when it could have been in a terrible place when I arrived.

“But I came in and he had got everybody in a good place and had a grasp on everything. I am very fortunate he did so much. He is a great guy.”

Williams, 42, who began his career in coaching at Swindon, appeared relieved to have come through the assignment against a side 49 places below Swansea in the Football League.

“They are competitive in League Two, they are strong and have experienced players,” he said.

“Looking at the statistics of the game, it looks like the way I want to play. We dominated the game, put the ball into the box a lot and created chances.

“Can we now do that cleaner, better, sharper, more accurately in league games? I hope so.”

Meanwhile, Williams was quick to praise Goalscorer Patino.

“I said to Charlie at half-time he is an attacking midfielder and he has to create and score goals, not just be in the middle of the pitch,” said Williams.

“In the final third, an attacking midfielder is a killer. The longer it went with us not scoring, the more vulnerable we were.

“He then went back out and did exactly what I wanted by scoring the goal.

“After that we moved the ball correctly and saw the game out.”

Morecambe boss Ged Brannan was delighted with his side’s display despite defeat.

He said: “I’m proud of the lads today. They’ve come out here, stuck to a gameplan. I think we had four players on the pitch who have played hardly no minutes this season.

“So to get through that game, they’ve come off the pitch – I had to more or less carry them off – they were absolutely brilliant. I was made up with them.”

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