A young professional who hails from Swansea, Ashley Jazz Richards was given a squad number during the remaining months of the 2008/09 campaign as he spent time training with the first-team, and at the end of the season signed his first contract with the club.
A pacy and energetic midfielder who has been converted into a full-back, the Brynmelyn product has won international honours with Wales at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level - captaining the latter – while he made his senior debut in a 2-0 defeat to Mexico in New Jersey in May 2012.
Jazz made his Swans debut as a substitute in the 3-0 defeat against Middlesbrough and went on to make a total of 15 Championship appearances in 2009/10, prompting the club to offer him a new deal which took him through to 2012.
Having impressed during the club's promotion campaign, in which he made six Championship appearances, the local lad penned a new 18-month contract in October 2011.
Following an injury to Angel Rangel, Richards was given an opportunity to impress, and he gave a glowing account of himself in his eight Premier League appearances.
He made four appearances under Michael Laudrup in 2012/13 before joining Championship side Crystal Palace on loan in January 2013.
Jazz went on to feature 11 times as Ian Holloway's side won promotion to the Premier League and the defender signed a new three-year contract at the Swans in March 2013.