Richards Joins On Loan

Saturday 24 January 2015 17:30

The Club is delighted to confirm the signing of Ashley Jazz Richards from Swansea City on an initial one-month loan deal.

The versatile full-back made his debut for the Swans in the Championship as an 18-year-old, and has since gone on to make 48 appearances for the club.

Last season saw him sample UEFA Europa League football, and he has made seven Barclays Premier League appearances this term.

“I think it’s an important time for me to come and try and get some games,” he told fulhamfc.com. “I’m hoping to better myself and I think Fulham’s the perfect place to come and do that.

“I just want to prove to people that I can be that player that I believe I can be, and I’m hoping to do that here.

“Before we got promoted I played in the Championship with Swansea, and I’ve also been out on loan to Crystal Palace when they got promoted, and then Huddersfield the season later, so I know about this division and I’m looking forward to it.”

The Swansea-born 23-year-old has four international caps to his name to date, and so has worked closely with Fulham boss – Wales’ assistant manager – Kit Symons already.

“I’ve been with Kit with the Welsh first team under Chris Coleman so I know Kit and I know how he works,” he explained, “so that’s another thing that I’m looking forward to as well.”

“I know George Williams here, too, and I’ve had a brief chat with him, and everything sounds good so I can’t wait to get started.”