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Randell Williams on opening his account for the Hornets’ Under-23s

Under-23 | “Thankful To Get My Goal”


Having arrived at Watford in the summer, Randell Williams was delighted to score his first goal for the Under-23s during Monday’s 2-0 win over Bristol City.

The pacey attacker sped past his marker before cutting inside and firing low into the near corner to double the Hornets’ advantage over the Robins, and the ex-Crystal Palace man admitted it was a goal he felt had been coming in recent weeks.

“I was really happy to open my account,” said Williams.

“I’ve had a couple of chances in the last few games and I just haven’t managed to put them away, but I’m thankful to get my goal finally and it was really good.”

Predominantly fielded as a winger before signing for the Hornets, Williams has been employed in a more central attacking position in recent games and it’s a role the 20-year-old is enjoying.

“When I first came I just loved to play wide, but now I prefer to play more central, where I can get on the ball more and turn,” he said.

“When you’re wide there’s usually just a line option or a pass back, so I’m enjoying the variety of playing up-front.”

After a stop-start introduction to life at The Vic, Williams has now started the last four Under-23 fixtures and is targeting more goals and further progress as the season continues.

“At first it [my progress] was a bit slow. I started playing left wing-back but got injured and was out of the team for a bit,” he said.

“Then I started to play up-front and I’ve been playing well, and that’s why I’ve stayed on the pitch. 

“I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing, hopefully get more goals and then proceed and hopefully get a chance in the first-team.”


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