Doncaster Rovers ‘feels right for me’ - Andy Williams

Andy Williams
Andy Williams

New signing Andy Williams says he knew Doncaster Rovers was the right club for him from the moment he stepped foot inside the Keepmoat Stadium.

Williams, 28, snubbed several other League One clubs to sign a three-year deal with Rovers and become Paul Dickov’s second signing of the summer.

Sheffield United, Bradford City, Scunthorpe United and Millwall had all shown an interest in the former Swindon Town striker, who was released by the Robins despite netting 22 times for them last season.

But Hereford-born Williams said it was Doncaster that ‘ticked all the boxes’.

“There was a bit of truth in most of the stories that came out. There was never no smoke without fire, so to speak, in all of them,” Williams told BBC Radio Sheffield.

“But for me this was the best offer that I had. It was also the best meeting that I had. It ticked all the boxes and just felt right for me.

“My agent and I have a little saying where you go with your gut feeling, and as soon as I came here my gut feeling was I wanted to play football here.

“That’s why I’m here now.

“I think is the right place for me, it’s the right club, the right area and definitely the right manager,” he added.

“In all the factors that I wanted to consider it ticked the right boxes and that’s why I wanted to come here.”

Williams said playing for a manager in Dickov who understood his position was also key to his move.

“In our meeting he noticed little things like my movement, which not every manager appreciates,” he said.

“I feel it’s probably the best asset in my game and he picked up on it straight away. Hopefully he can improve my game and help improve me even more.”