SWINDON Town forward Jonny Williams has tipped his cap to his club’s medical team after a consistent run of games helped the 29-year-old secure a spot in Wales’ World Cup squad in Qatar.

Williams became just the fourth Town player ever to be selected for a World Cup while still contracted to Swindon, an achievement which the Welshman admits might not have been possible without the help of Swindon’s strength and conditioning team, plus the club doctor.

Speaking to The Athletic recently, Williams said: “The strength and conditioning coaches at Swindon have been phenomenal, really, for my career in terms of how they’ve looked after me and given me a strength programme that I’ve probably never really had.

“That’s given my body a great foundation to withstand so many games in the league already. They go above and beyond the level they are at to do so for me and the team.”

The 29-year-old is quickly closing in on 71 appearances for Swindon – the number which would take him past his current record of games played for a single club.

Last season’s tally of 45 games in all competitions in also Williams’ record for total appearances over the course of one season – all thanks to those inside the bowels of the County Ground.

Williams said: “Last year, there were times where we’d go Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday (playing matches) and potentially I’d be on the bench on the Tuesday in order to keep me fit.

“I found that frustrating at times — and said that I wanted to play every single game — but I understand why they did it and I managed to stay fit for the whole season, so I couldn’t argue with it.

“This year, I have played Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday every single game, no problem at all. So it just shows I’ve always been able to do it but having that manager or staff to go, ‘You’re doing it’, is a different story.”