|Full name||Andrew David Williams|
|Rovers apps (goals)a||88 (8)|
|Date of birth||14 August 1986 (Age 30)|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|5 July 2007 from Hereford United|
|30 June 2010 to join Yeovil 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.
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.
|2008–09||→Hereford United (loan)||28||2|
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.
|5 January 2007||Hereford United||Memorial Stadium||1–0 to Rovers||FA Cup third round|
|14 August 2010||Yeovil Town||Memorial Stadium||2–1 to Rovers|
|2 April 2011||Yeovil Town||Huish Park||1–0 to Rovers||Subbed on after 72 minutes|