ANDY Williams said it was nice to respond to a few of his critics amongst the home fans when he scored the equalising goal for Swindon at Yeovil on Saturday.

Despite his goalscoring exploits for the Glovers, Williams was booed by sections of the home support when he came on and throughout his return to Huish Park.

The seven-goal striker couldn’t have responded in a poignant way than when delightfully curling his first-time shot from Jack Stephens’ pull-back into the top corner to give Town parity in the 71st minute.

Post-match the 28-year-old remained respectful to the Yeovil fans and the club where he forged the reputation that earned him a move to Paolo Di Canio’s Swindon. Williams anticipated some jeers from the stands but was pleased to show the home fans he was not phased.

“When I came back on loan here last season I had a few (boos) when I was playing for them,” Williams said.

“So I was kind of expecting a mixed reception. I spoke to a few people before the game, fans and otherwise, there’s still some friends here and it was nice to see everyone.

“It’s always nice to score regardless of who it’s against. Don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t have wanted to pile on any more pressure on Yeovil but it was nice for the few that were booing me to score in front of them, but more importantly for the thousands that have come down from Swindon to cheer us on. It’s nice to give them something to cheer about.”

The goal itself came after some tidy work from Jack Stephens and Williams was quick to give credit to his young teammate for his part in the move.

“I was quite happy with it,” added the former Glover. “I think a lot credit has got to go to Jack, he did brilliantly surging forward from right-side centre-half, picked me out perfectly just gave me the chance to do the rest.

“We’ve been working quite a lot with the strikers this week with our crossing and finishing and it was nice to get a goal from it.”