GARRY HILL is optimistic that he has pulled off a transfer coup in bringing former Yeovil man Gavin Williams to Kingfield.
The addition of another ‘golden oldie’ to the Kingfield pack adds new resolve to the Cards, and that coolness was personified as Williams buried a second-half penalty in the 3-0 win over Gillingham on Saturday.
Boss Hill believes his younger players will benefit from Williams’ experience, and has backed the Welshman to have the same kind of influence in the dressing room as Kevin Betsy.
“We’re delighted to have got Gavin in, especially as he’s had offers to stay in the League Football,” explained Hill.
“He knows what the Conference is all about from his time with Yeovil and he and the other experienced lads like Kevin Betsy can be a real help to the younger lads next season.”
And the feeling is mutual from a player who is no stranger to assistant boss Steve Thompson.
Williams said: “Now I feel part of the squad and can start to look forward.
“It’s great to team up with Thommo again after our time at Yeovil and I’ve heard only good things about Garry Hill’s teams. I like what the club are trying to do.”
Williams was on the scoresheet again on Tuesday night, converting from the spot as Cards came from behind to beat Eastleigh 4-2 in their penultimate friendly.Mark Ricketts, Giuseppe Sole and Olly Taylor were also on target for Woking.