We have replaced Williams - Johnson

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Yeovil boss Gary Johnson Yeovil boss Gary Johnson

YEOVIL boss Gary Johnson says he has quickly filled the void left by striker Andy Williams following his summer switch to Swindon.

The versatile front man scored 17 goals in an injury-hit second season at Huish Park, before making the switch to the County Ground at the end of his contract.

Williams has struck three times in 19 appearances for Paolo Di Canio’s side, but has failed to net in the last seven outings leading up to Saturday’s clash with his former employers.

Despite the 26-year-old’s exit, the Glovers have not struggled in front of goal with James Hayter and Carlisle United loanee Paddy Madden scoring 11 between them and finding support from Sam Foley and Reading loanee Gozie Ugwu who have each scored three.

Johnson said: “Whoever they play up front, we will be aware of them and it will be down to whichever team is at their best on the day.

“Scoring goals hasn’t been our problem, certainly away from home, and we have got two lads that have been scoring.

“We were sorry to lose Andy. At the time we felt we had done a lot for him to improve his game and he also did a lot for himself.

“But there is no point crying over spilt milk, we did lose him and we had to quickly find striker that would score goals to take his place and we did that.”

Ugwu will miss Saturday’s clash as he continues to overcome a hamstring injury sustained against Portsmouth at the start of last month, while midfielder Ed Upson is suspened following his red card at Preston.

Nathan Ralph (knee) and Lewis Young (ankle) are both absent with long-term injuries.

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1:09pm Fri 16 Nov 12

SeanG92 says...

Hatrick from Williams tomorrow all spectacular (A Ibrahimovic esq 3rd will do nicely) Upon completion of the hatrick he sprints to the Yeovil dugout to reveal a "Replace That" shirt, before embracing Paolo.
Hatrick from Williams tomorrow all spectacular (A Ibrahimovic esq 3rd will do nicely) Upon completion of the hatrick he sprints to the Yeovil dugout to reveal a "Replace That" shirt, before embracing Paolo. SeanG92
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4:33pm Fri 16 Nov 12

old town robin says...

believe Gary Johnson was on our radar short list after leaving Briz city, had a mare at Northampton, but seems settled at the Glovers.

Don't want another draw that's for sure. Early goal from Ferry should settle the nerves.
believe Gary Johnson was on our radar short list after leaving Briz city, had a mare at Northampton, but seems settled at the Glovers. Don't want another draw that's for sure. Early goal from Ferry should settle the nerves. old town robin
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4:42pm Fri 16 Nov 12

smirg kcab says...

We have replaced Williams also with Martin
Onwards and upwards
We have replaced Williams also with Martin Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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5:19pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Swindon1984 says...

SeanG92 wrote:
Hatrick from Williams tomorrow all spectacular (A Ibrahimovic esq 3rd will do nicely) Upon completion of the hatrick he sprints to the Yeovil dugout to reveal a "Replace That" shirt, before embracing Paolo.
Made me smile that :-) Sure he'd take just the one goal and a win though - so would I.
[quote][p][bold]SeanG92[/bold] wrote: Hatrick from Williams tomorrow all spectacular (A Ibrahimovic esq 3rd will do nicely) Upon completion of the hatrick he sprints to the Yeovil dugout to reveal a "Replace That" shirt, before embracing Paolo.[/p][/quote]Made me smile that :-) Sure he'd take just the one goal and a win though - so would I. Swindon1984
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