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Williams welcomes Ranger's arrival
SWINDON striker Andy Williams believes new addition Nile Ranger has all the attributes to be the perfect complement to the forwards already at the County Ground.
Town completed a deal for the troubled former Newcastle frontman at the end of last week, and despite being a number of weeks away from full fitness he made his debut as Town lost 2-0 away at Shrewsbury on Saturday.
Ranger showed a number of neat touches at Greenhous Meadow without ever really threatening keeper Chris Weale, but Williams believes the new man could prove to be the missing piece of the Town jigsaw as he competes with himself and Miles Storey to lead the line.
“He’s got a good goalscoring record and is a big lad and an imposing figure up front, and unfortunately for him he came on to make his debut in a team which wasn’t playing very well which didn’t help him at all.
“I think another face is what we needed up front for sure, because it’s always healthy to have competition for places. I had a stinker on Saturday, so you want someone who can come on and change things for us.
“He gives us a different option too, and he is the sort of player you would like to play with which could happen if we change the formation.
“It’s nice because he’s a different option, because me and Miles like it in behind so we can run at people whereas Nile looks like he will be more of a target man who is good in the air.
“If we get the chance to play with him in a two then maybe there might be a good partnership there.”
With no midweek game this week Ranger will get to train with his new teammates without any interruption, and Williams has urged the Town fans not to judge him until he is fully fit.
“He seems okay, although we don’t know anything about him yet other than what we’ve seen before,” he said.
“He still has training and match practice to pick up so it isn’t fair to judge him just yet, but it will be good to get to know him this week and he seems a nice guy around the place.
“Not having a Tuesday game should mean he has the chance to train with us and get to know the squad, and that will help him no doubt.”
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