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SWINDON TOWN: Williams falling short of goal target

Swindon Advertiser: Town striker Andy Williams Town striker Andy Williams

ANDY Williams has revealed he is still a long way off reaching his personal goal target for the 2012/13 campaign.

The striker has netted 10 times for Swindon Town in 32 appearances since joining the Robins from Yeovil in the summer, but he has his sights on plenty more before the season is up.

Williams was not willing to say exactly how many goals he is aiming for this term but he stressed that he will need to have a bountiful run in the final weeks of the campaign if he is going to reach the total he has in his head.

“I’m certainly nowhere near my target yet and I’d like to hit that by the end of the season and if I get somewhere close to it then hopefully we’ll be somewhere close to where we want to be, which is right at the top of the league.

“There are lads chipping in as well. Roons (Adam Rooney) hasn’t played a lot of football but he’s still scored four or five goals and lads who have left have chipped in with goals all over the place. Lately we haven’t scored as many as we might have liked to and that’s where the odd goal in a crucial game can be handy.

“If we’re not winning by five or six every week it’s about winning and keeping the unbeaten run going.

“Both Collo (James Collins) and myself should be reasonably happy with the work we’ve done but I think we’d both say there’s more to come from each of us.”

Williams has played alongside James Collins, Chris Martin, Adam Rooney, Paul Benson and Miles Storey this year, with his strike partner changing on a regular basis.

However, he insisted that the rotation of the forward line has not reduced Swindon’s potency up top.

“If you’re playing with the same person each week you learn their game more and more but we train so much and so regularly you learn from each other in training,” he said.

“You are learning from one another even if it’s not the one you’re regularly playing with. I think the gaffer here especially likes to mix it up a bit to keep everyone fresh and on their toes and it’s been working for us so far so you can’t really criticise it.”

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6:28am Sat 16 Feb 13

ciclosporindorset says...

If you cant be with the one you love, love the one you're with.
If you cant be with the one you love, love the one you're with. ciclosporindorset
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7:12am Sat 16 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Perhaps the shirt man could accidentally put the name MADDEN on his back lol.
Onwards and upwards
Common you swindle fans I'm waiting
Perhaps the shirt man could accidentally put the name MADDEN on his back lol. Onwards and upwards Common you swindle fans I'm waiting smirg kcab
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7:50am Sat 16 Feb 13

old town robin says...

I have read loads of articles from STFC players promising to put things right, unfortunately words seem to out weigh the sctions, love to be proved wrong and see him hit his target which I'm sure is more than lasy years 17.
I have read loads of articles from STFC players promising to put things right, unfortunately words seem to out weigh the sctions, love to be proved wrong and see him hit his target which I'm sure is more than lasy years 17. old town robin
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7:51am Sat 16 Feb 13

old town robin says...

I have read loads of articles from STFC players promising to put things right, unfortunately words seem to out weigh the sctions, love to be proved wrong and see him hit his target which I'm sure is more than lasy years 17.
I have read loads of articles from STFC players promising to put things right, unfortunately words seem to out weigh the sctions, love to be proved wrong and see him hit his target which I'm sure is more than lasy years 17. old town robin
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8:53am Sat 16 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Yep, come on and hurry up Willo!!!
..
I've got 70/1 on you for L1 top scorer but you need a hat-trick or two please! :-)
===.
I'm confident that Collins and Willo will start hitting the back of the net again regularly - only recently it got going and then all of the postponements and awful pitches in between happened - not many of the other top scorers are free scoring at the moment either.
....
Let's hope for one or two more results today like Tranmere's last night!!
Yep, come on and hurry up Willo!!! .. I've got 70/1 on you for L1 top scorer but you need a hat-trick or two please! :-) ===. I'm confident that Collins and Willo will start hitting the back of the net again regularly - only recently it got going and then all of the postponements and awful pitches in between happened - not many of the other top scorers are free scoring at the moment either. .... Let's hope for one or two more results today like Tranmere's last night!! SAPFanSTFC
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9:48am Sat 16 Feb 13

Robinonfire says...

Put Williams on wing and Storey in the middle.

Come on you REDS
Put Williams on wing and Storey in the middle. Come on you REDS Robinonfire
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10:12am Sat 16 Feb 13

southside7 says...

You'll get there Willo, you are a class act. Remember when I met you that I said you were our next legend at the club and I still believe it.
You'll get there Willo, you are a class act. Remember when I met you that I said you were our next legend at the club and I still believe it. southside7
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2:46pm Sat 16 Feb 13

BillyLucas4me says...

Goals are great but assists have a bearing on results would be interesting if these were recorded. Read this in a Town match report recently :-

He blazed it over the bar when a colleague was there at the far post for a tap in.
(no names no pack drill).
Goals are great but assists have a bearing on results would be interesting if these were recorded. Read this in a Town match report recently :- He blazed it over the bar when a colleague was there at the far post for a tap in. (no names no pack drill). BillyLucas4me
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4:19pm Sat 16 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

But it is was Willo?
But it is was Willo? The Jockster
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5:26pm Sat 16 Feb 13

NewburyRobin says...

Keep plugging away Andy the goals will come, we had a certain Jan Age Fjortoft who did not get going until after Xmas & if we had not had all the postponements etc this year then I am sure you would have notched up a few more.
Keep plugging away Andy the goals will come, we had a certain Jan Age Fjortoft who did not get going until after Xmas & if we had not had all the postponements etc this year then I am sure you would have notched up a few more. NewburyRobin
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11:24pm Sun 17 Feb 13

joey butler says...

Williams seems a very nice lad, but he could not hit a cow on the arse with a banjo!!

Really sorry, but he is quite simply not good enough!"
Williams seems a very nice lad, but he could not hit a cow on the arse with a banjo!! Really sorry, but he is quite simply not good enough!" joey butler
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6:18am Mon 18 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

It seems like a Billy Paynter situation again, JC seems to need the right 'link up ' player - in BP's case it was Simon Cox.
It seems like a Billy Paynter situation again, JC seems to need the right 'link up ' player - in BP's case it was Simon Cox. Chish and Fips
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