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SWINDON TOWN: Lack of goals doesn't worry Williams
ANDY Williams may have not yet got off the mark in a Swindon Town shirt, but the striker isn’t fretting over his lack of goals so far this season.
The summer signing from Yeovil netted 17 times for his former side last term and came within a whisker of opening his account for his new club against MK Dons on Saturday, with his 82nd-minute shot cannoning back off the crossbar.
Despite having so far failed to register as a Robin, Williams’ performances up front have been of a consistently high standard and, with Town unbeaten in four matches, he is happy to keep on working for the team.
“Obviously as a striker you want to be scoring but if it’s not going in for yourself and you’re winning then you don’t really mind,” he said.
“The gaffer might say differently but as long as we’re winning for the rest of the season I’m happy. It’s a good three points.
“I’ve always been taught the harder that I work the luckier I’ll get so things will start to change eventually.
“I think I only had about three at Christmas last season and ended up with 16 in the league so I’m not too worried about that. Hopefully the goals will come sooner rather than later but it’s not really worrying me as long as we keep winning.
Williams developed an uncanny knack of striking the woodwork in pre-season, hitting bar and post at Swindon Supermarine and each upright in the friendly defeat to Crystal Palace at the County Ground .
“I found it a few times in pre-season and if they made the goals a few inches wider and taller it’d be handy for me,” he joked.
“I started to peel away to be honest, I thought I’d scored, but it just kept rising unfortunately and hit the bar. Hopefully I’ll get one against Stoke in the week.”
The trip to the Potteries in the second round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday presents Swindon with the opportunity to test themselves against top-flight opposition.
And Williams is relishing the prospect of mixing it with Premier League players “It’s exciting. Stoke is different to your normal Premier League sides. They’ll be big and they’ll be tough and it will be a hard game,” he said.
“It’s a great place to go with a great atmosphere so it will be a good experience for us.”
Williams has played an integral role in lifting Town to third in the embryonic League One table, but it is his old team Yeovil who lead the way on goal difference after the three games after spanking Scunthorpe 4-0 at Glanford Park on Saturday.
“I spoke to a few of the boys down there, I think they’re quite optimistic about the way things are going so far this season,” said Williams. “I’m not sure what’s happening with Scunthorpe but that’s a good away win for them so unfortunately they’re keeping us off the top of the table.”