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Andy Williams
Full nameAndrew David Williams
NationalityEng England
Rovers apps (goals)a88 (8)
PositionForward
Date of birth14 August 1986 (Age 30)
in Hereford
Height5 ft 11 in
Joined
5 July 2007 from Hereford United
Left
30 June 2010 to join Yeovil Town
Senior clubs
Hereford United
Bristol Rovers
Hereford United
Yeovil Town
Swindon Town
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 2/05/2013

Andy Williams is a forward who joined Rovers from Hereford in the summer of 2007, and stayed at the club for three years until leaving to join Yeovil Town in the summer of 2010.

CareerEdit

Andy's only club prior to joining the Pirates was Hereford United, with whom he played as a youth player before making the step up to first-team level in 2004. He remained at Edgar Street until July 2007, when he signed for Rovers. His first season at the club started brightly, scoring on his début against Port Vale and a splendid goal in the Carling Cup against West Ham. However, goals were hard to come by as the season went on.

He again scored to start the season, this time against Carlisle United. He was loaned out a few weeks later, to former club Hereford where he remained until the end of the season, although he was recalled in January sparking rumours that Rovers had accepted a bid for top scorer Rickie Lambert. The rumours proved untrue and Williams returned to Hereford a day later.

He was transfer listed ahead of the 2009-10 season, but his performances in training and on the pitch, coupled with the funds raised by the sale of Rickie Lambert to Southampton, meant that he was removed from the transfer list and found himself playing regular football again by October 2009. As his contract was coming to an end in 2010, he was offered a one-year deal to stay at the Memorial Stadium, but instead he opted for the relative security of a two-year contract that had been offered by Yeovil Town.

After a solid first year with The Glovers, he had an excellent second campaign, which saw him win the club's Player of the Year award and end the season as Yeovil's top goalscorer. Despite being offered a new contract, he rejected the deal, opting instead to try and find a new club elsewhere, eventually signing with Swindon Town.

Career statsEdit

SeasonClubLeague
AppsGoals
2004–05Hereford United 10
2005–06Hereford United 3010
2006–07Hereford United 418
2007–08Bristol Rovers 414
2008–09Bristol Rovers 41
2008–09Hereford United (loan)282
2009–10Bristol Rovers 433
2010–11Yeovil Town 376
2011–12Yeovil Town 3516
2012–13Swindon Town 4011


Record against RoversEdit

Andy has played three times against Bristol Rovers in competitive football, for Hereford United in 2007 and twice for Yeovil Town during the 2010–11 season. In all three games he ended up on the losing side, and he has never managed to find the back of the net against The Pirates.

DateClubVenueResultNotes
5 January 2007Hereford UnitedMemorial Stadium1–0 to RoversFA Cup third round
14 August 2010Yeovil TownMemorial Stadium2–1 to Rovers
2 April 2011Yeovil TownHuish Park1–0 to RoversSubbed on after 72 minutes

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