We can confirm that Dan Williams’ loan spell at Oriel Park has come to an end.

The Welsh midfielder made 10 appearances for the Lilywhites this season but he has been sidelined since April 15th after picking up an ankle injury in the 2-1 win over Sligo Rovers.

Dan has returned to his parent club Swansea City where he will continue his rehabilitation ahead of the new English Championship season.

“It’s unfortunate because Dan was doing really well, particularly in that game where we had to come off,” said Dundalk FC head coach Stephen O’Donnell.

“It looked really innocuous but the longevity of the injury means that Swansea City wanted him back there for pre-season.

“Dan added a lot to us,” he added. “He was a great teammate and a great person and it’s a pity the way it happened. I’m sure he’ll go back and be all the better for his experience of playing men’s football, week in, week out.

“We were delighted to have him here and we wish him nothing but the best in his journey at Swansea City. We will be tracking his progress and, hopefully, we will see him in their first team soon.”

His stay at Dundalk may have been relatively brief, but Williams said he would always have fond memories of the club and town.

“It’s really unfortunate that my loan has come to an early end,” he said. “Honestly, I’m gutted, but I’ll be supporting the boys and the club from afar for the rest of the season.

“From the very first day, when I met the players and staff, everyone was very welcoming,” he added. “It was my first loan move and it’s never easy going into a new club but I don’t think anyone could have made it any easier for me.

“I really enjoyed living in town and playing in front of the fans. Friday nights at Oriel are something special and the fans made every game feel like a really big one.”

Everyone at the club would like to thank Dan for his contribution this season and wish him the very best of luck in the future.